College Students Abuse of psychostimulants–Adderall / concerta / Ritalin

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

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

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 →

2005: “Cheaper than Chimpanzees” by Vera Sharav

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 →