Dr. Wolpe’s Accusations and Dr. Healy’s Response

Dr. Wolpe’s Accusations and Dr. Healy’s Response —–Original Message—– From: Paul Root Wolpe Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 4:30 PM To: VERACARE Subject: Re: Ethics of U Penn surgical “drug implant” experiment Vera, We will have to agree to disagree, so this . . . Continue reading →

Researcher Who Challenged ADHD industry cleared of misconduct charges

Researcher Who Challenged ADHD industry cleared of misconduct charges Sun, 16 Oct 2005 If you thought that academia could not prey to McCarthyite bullying tactics–or could not possibly fall prey to anything like the Salem witch hunts—think again. Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a . . . Continue reading →

Medical Confidentiality of Research Subject in Jeopardy–Lawyers Subpoena Anthropologist

Medical Confidentiality of Research Subject in Jeopardy–Lawyers Subpoena Anthropologist Sun, 9 Mar 2003 Dr. Sheldon Zink, an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics who was in the operating room when James Quinn had an artificial heart transplant, is fighting . . . Continue reading →

Conflicts of Interest: Stanford University

An investigative report in Mercury News (below) focuses on Stanford University department heads, associate deans and other leaders because “these are senior people who set the tone at the medical school and are role models for junior faculty members.” Continue reading →

Debate: Ethics of Surgically Implanting Drug Device in psychiatric patients

Debate: Ethics of Surgically Implanting Drug Device in psychiatric patients Wed, 5 Nov 2003 An AHRP Infomail (October 7, 2003) criticizing the ethics of University of Pennsylvania’s planned surgical “drug implant” experiment in psychiatric patients, prompted a debate between AHRP president, Vera . . . Continue reading →

Bitter Pill for David Healy: academia under pharma influence

Bitter Pill for David Healy: academia under pharma influence May 21, 2002 One wonders how many embarrassing causes celebres are needed before academic institutions take back control of the university from the corrosive influence of the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry? In 2000, Dr. . . . Continue reading →

Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trials

Presented by Vera Hassner Sharav
14th Tri-Service Clinical Investigation Symposium
Sponsored by The U.S. Army Medical Department and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancment of Military Medicine

The cornerstone of public trust in medical research is the integrity of academic institutions and the expectation that universities, which rely on public funding, have a responsibility to serve the public good. Financial conflicts of interest affect millions of American people – those who are subjects of clinical trials testing new drugs and those who are prescribed drugs after their approval. Continue reading →