Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times

Friday’s New York Times included the following Editor’s Note on the paper’s Op Ed page: “An Op-Ed article on Tuesday discussing the vulnerability of the proposed Freedom Tower to terrorist attack should have included additional information about the writer, Daniel Benjamin. Mr. Benjamin was once paid to serve as an expert witness on Al Qaeda in a lawsuit involving Larry A. Silverstein, the developer of the tower. Although the lawsuit had nothing to do with the Freedom Tower, that relationship should.”

That editor’s note represents responsible journalism. Why does the Times consistently fail to apply the same conflict of interest disclosure policy to its medical news reports and opinion columns by guest writers?

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Unlawful drug marketing: GlaxoSmithKline & 4,000 doctors Face Criminal Charges in Italy

Unlawful drug marketing: GlaxoSmithKline & 4,000 doctors Face Criminal Charges in Italy Mon, 7 Jun 2004 On March 25, 2004, the US Attorney in Pennsylvania commenced an investigation of Eli Lilly’s marketing promotion of Zyprexa (olanzapine), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Evista (raloxifene). On . . . Continue reading →

Complaint: Phase I AIDS Drug/Vaccine Experiment on Foster Children

ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION 142 West End Ave. Suite 28P New York, NY 10023 March 10, 2004 Dr. Michael Carome Chief of Compliance Office of Human Research Protections David Horowitz Director, Office of Compliance Food & Drug Administration Dept. of . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Calls for Federal Investigation of Drug Trials Using Children in Foster Care

RE: Phase I Drug trials used foster children in violation of 45 CFR 46.409 and 21 CFR 50.56

The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) has reason to believe that federal regulations for the protection of children as research subjects have been seriously violated in federally funded HIV research.

We have learned that a series of Phase I and Phase II drug experiments were conducted on infants and children who were under the guardianship of the New York City Agency for Children’s Services (ACS), and living at Incarnation Children’s Center, a foster care facility under contract with ACS.

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TeenScreen – Angel of Mercy or Pill-Pusher for Drug Industry

TeenScreen – Angel of Mercy or Pill-Pusher for Drug Industry Thu, 14 Apr 2005 An investigative reporter has dug up the facts behind TeenScreen, the aggressive marketing scheme that targets America’s school children who are being “screened” for undetected mental problems – . . . Continue reading →

Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Systems

KAREN VAN LANDEGHEM: E7 – Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Systems (GEN) – March 1, 2004 KAREN VAN LANDEGHEM: Good afternoon. I want to thank AMCHP for inviting Illinois to be here and I, I need to say that, actually Barbara Shaw . . . Continue reading →