Infomail Archive

Infomail Archive – Pre 2003 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav December 28, 2002: Will 2 to 5 year old Amer. kids be exposed to Smallpox Vaccine? Israeli Intelligence says “No immediate threat” December 24, 2002: . . . Continue reading →

Infomail Archive

Infomail Archive – Pre 2003 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav December 28, 2002: Will 2 to 5 year old Amer. kids be exposed to Smallpox Vaccine? Israeli Intelligence says “No immediate threat” December 24, 2002: . . . Continue reading →

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NY Times Preschool Meds December 15, 2002 How, one wonders, do the editors of The New York Times Magazine define what’s “fit to print”? Does bias toward promoting increased drug use while avoiding disclosure of conflicts of interest enter the editors’ decision-making . . . Continue reading →

Ethics Questioned in Lung Disease Trial–Feds Demand Patient Data – Newhouse News

Ethics Questioned in Lung Disease Trial–Feds Demand Patient Data – Newhouse News December 13, 2002 A news breaking story by Bruce Seeman of Newhouse News (excerpts below) reveals a major systemic breakdown in medical ethics–“there’s something rotten in the state of [biomedical . . . Continue reading →

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THE ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Tel. 212-595-8974               142 West End Ave Suite 28P               FAX: 212-595-9086 New York, NY 10023 www.ahrp.org December 5, 2002 Mr. Edward Swindell Acting Associate General Counsel for Ethics Office of General Counsel, Ethics Division Department of . . . Continue reading →

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THE ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Tel. 212-595-8974             142 West End Ave Suite 28P                     FAX: 212-595-9086 New York, NY 10023 www.ahrp.org December 5, 2002 Mr. Edward Swindell Acting Associate General Counsel for Ethics Office of General Counsel, Ethics Division . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Comments on Smallpox Vaccine Testing on Children 2 to 5 Years of Age

Recent public and professional debate about smallpox vaccine and its risks provides the framework for evaluating the ethical justification for conducting clinical trials on children. Dryvax is a particularly impure product made of live vaccinia virus harvested from the pustules of calves infected with (it is believed) cowpox. Although the vaccine, which is scratched on the skin, only causes mild infections in most people, in a small but significant number the infection caused serious adverse reactions similar to the complications of the disease they were designed to prevent: painful, disfiguring skin disorders, blindness, neurological impairments and death.

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