Accountability Demanded – NYC Foster Children AIDS drug trials

The efforts of AHRP to hold the medical research community and government administrators accountable for unethical exploitation of vulnerable children in medical experiments conducted in violation of federal regulations. Continue reading →

Vicissitudes of Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Revisions

The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading →

Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children

"Consumer protection laws were enacted to regulate product safety and advertising aimed at children… the “best interests of the child” became a touchstone for legal reform. But the 20th century  [ ] witnessed a momentous shift, one that would ultimately threaten the welfare of children: the rise of the for-profit corporation."

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Parity Likely to Increase Wholesale Sedation of Children

"For her last month of life, Kifuji overall prescribed 835 pills to Rebecca….If what Dr. Kifuji did in this case is the acceptable standard of care for children in Massachusetts, then there is something very wrong in this state."  

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Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young On Shaky Grounds_ NYTimes

The lead story in The New York Times on Thanksgiving day (below) acknowledged several facts demonstrating that children are the victims of major medical malpractice:

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Dissenting Opinion: Against waiving parental permission for research

Dissenting Opinion: Against Waiving Parental Permission for Research July 25, 2001 To: Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D, Chairperson, National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee Department of Health and Human Services Re: Specific Comment on FDA’s Decision to Adopt HHS 45 CFR 46 Subpart . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising Wed, 02 Nov 2005 FDA is holding public hearings (Nov 1, 2) Re:  Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Medical Products at: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center 429 L’Enfant . . . Continue reading →

Pre-School Children on Ritalin 2/13/02

  AHRP InfoMail Declaration of Helsinki Nuremberg Code Hippocratic Oath Return to Home Page Prescribing Ritalin for Pre-Schoolers FYI A Feb. 4, 2002 press release by The National Institutes ofHealth (NIH) announces a new "finding" by researchers from theNational Institute of Environmental Health . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Comments Re: EPA Proposed Rule for Human Pesticide Research

AHRP Comments Re: EPA Proposed Rule for Human Pesticide Research Wed, 30 Nov 2005 Help us stop a proposed government policy that would lead to the proliferation of unthinkable human pesticide experiments such as the infamous CHEERS experiment. CHEERS was designed to . . . Continue reading →