College Students Abuse of psychostimulants–Adderall / concerta / Ritalin Fri, 5 Aug 2005 The abuse of Ritalin and other prescribed amphetamine-like psychostimulant drugs by college students is spiralling as students have grown accustomed to rely on pills as a crutch for coping . . . Continue reading →
Applause to Editor of Amer J of Hypertension Who Said NO to financially compromised Society Fri, 29 Jul 2005 The Wall Street Journal reports: “In a dispute reflecting heightened concerns about the control and credibility of medical information, the American Society of . . . Continue reading →
AHRP Testimonies and Presentations Sep 8, 2005: AHRP Testimony: NYS Hearing –AIDS Drug /Vaccine Experiments on Foster Children July 18, 2005: Cheaper than Chimpanzees Statement by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on Ethical Consideration for Revisions to DHHS Regulations on Protection . . . Continue reading →
AHRP Testimonies and Presentations July 18, 2005: Cheaper than Chimpanzees Statement by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on Ethical Consideration for Revisions to DHHS Regulations on Protection of Prisoners Involved in Research July 2-Ê8, 2005: Protecting People with Mental Disabilities . . . Continue reading →
On behalf of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, or AHRP, I want to thank the members of the Committee, for this opportunity to share with you our understanding of the complex problems presented by medical research involving vulnerable populations, such as prisoners and children. We appreciate your difficult job, and recognize that you will need to exercise courage in your assigned mission, which is to protect prisoners from research abuse and exploitation.
“Courage,” in this context, means the courage to acknowledge uncomfortable facts about current practice and to speak truth to power, Continue reading →
Internal Investigation Found Widespread Ethical Lapses by NIH Scientists Thu, 14 Jul 2005 In a letter to Congfress, NIH director, Dr. Elias Zerhouni acknowledges: “We discovered cases of employees who consulted with research entities without seeking required approval, consulted in areas that . . . Continue reading →
NY Times Journalist Judith Miller Goes to Jail Rather than Reveal Her Sources Thu, 7 Jul 2005 AHRP acknowledge Judith Miller’ courageous, prinicpled stand to protect the identity of her sources (i.e.,whistleblowers). “Judith Miller is surrendering her liberty “in defense of a . . . Continue reading →