October 26

Featured News

AHRP Speaks Out

AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children

Open Letter to NIMH re Prozac & Concealed Suicide Attempts

Open Letter to Officials at NIMH

AHRP Briefing 2/2/04: Scientists present suicide evidence

Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times

Phase I Drug Trials Used Foster Care children in Violation of 45 CFR 46.409 and 21 CFR 50.56

AHRP Testimonies re: Fatal ARDS lung experiment

AHRP Comments: DHHS COI Guidance for Human Subject Protection

Children are Humans: Don’t Sacrifice their Rights, Dignity & Welfare

“Should the EPA Accept Human Pesticide Experiments?”, testimony by Vera Sharav before Committee of The National Academies of Science

AHRP Comments on Smallpox Vaccine Testing on Children 2 to 5 Years of Age

AHRP Press Release Children Policy Recommendations

AHRP Replies to OHRP Response re Surrogate Consent.

AHRP Comments Re: DHHS Notice of Proposed Recommendation Regarding Support of Research Protocol: “Precursors to Diabetes in Japanese American Youth

Media interviews Dr. Meryl Nass re: anthrax vaccine and anthrax attacks

Critique: U.S. to Vaccinate 500,000 Workers Against Smallpox (7/7/02)

Memorandum in opposition to California AB 2328

“Conflicts of Interest In Clinical Trials”, a presentation by Vera Hassner Sharav before the U.S. Army Medical Department and Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine

Congressional Testimony re: Protecting Children in Research



Time for a Drug Test Registry: Marcia Angell

Dr. Loren Mosher, 1933 – 2004

Cong Hinchey Re: Drug Co. Influence on FDA

FDA Squelches an Article Re Safety Of Device to Repair Artery

FDA Failed to Enforce Law re Test Data Disclosure

Pharma Influence: Penn Whistleblower Lawsuit – Medicare Chief Lied

Scientists Decode Secret of NIH Grants

NIH Under Fire: Longtime Favorite of Congress

Bush Plans to Screen Whole US Population for Mental Illness

More than 100 gov officials represented industry

No evidence that screening reduces suicide

Evidence base: rock of certainty or shifting sands?

Doctors Without Borders: Why you can’t trust medical journals

FDA Bad Faith – Daniel Troy’s pre-emption defense

Ethics Policy Announced for NIH Officials – LAT

Drug Companies and Research at NIH

FDA Advisor: “Ignore breast implant vote

FDA approves Paxil for Premenstrual cramps

Fast for Freedom: A debate (of sorts) about scientific evidence

Lawsuit: ALLHAT Hypertension research death of human subject

Cholesterol Myths Debunked – Bad News for Statin Drug manufacturers

Greatest Experiment Ever Performed: exploding the Estrogen Myth

Congressional Investigation of NIH: Cash Gifts From Grantees

NHLBI director Dr. Lenfant is Retiring

Psychiatry and Preschoolers

Cost and Consequence: drug “cocktails” deplete Medicaid – Globe

Time to put drug giants on trial – Scotsman (UK)

GlascoSmithKline PAXIL Warning letter to Healthcare Professionals

Don’t Medicate Away Student Angst – Chronicle Higher Ed

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Safety of Depression’s ‘Wonder Drugs’ Investigated After a Decade of Lies, Deception and Cover-up

NEW: AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children
Mosholder Report: Suicidality in Pediatric Clinical Trials
NYS Attorney General: Suit against GlaxoSmithKline
GSK Internal Memo

Congressional Investigations

Analysis of Prozac/Paxil/Zoloft use in US, 1988-2002 (pdf)
US Paxil Suicide Calculations, 1993-2002

FDA Orders Black Box Warnings – Suicide risk
Psychiatry on the Ropes–WP / Evidence-based Psychiatry
BBC – Taken on Trust – 13 years-Medical Deception
Will Cong Committee Ask FDA Tough Questions?
Black Box Warnings for Antidepressants
– What’s Next?
FDA Forced Wyeth to Remove Warning from Effexor
Spitzer Expands Probe / FDA analysis:
SSRI Risks to Kids
FDA Approves Cymbalta Despite Risk of Suicide
Safety Hearings-Sept-Congress/ Lilly Plans to Disclose
Janssen Admits Hiding Risperdal Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening
on Antidepressants Canceled – Washington Post
Greenwood offered job / drops Cong. Pharma hearing
Cong. Hearing: What did drug companies & FDA hide?
NYS AG Expands Pharmaceutical probe
Effexor warnings added: neonatal effects and suicidality
Forest Labs Admits Data Concealment – Cong. Probe Expands
HMO physician applauds Spitzer’s focus on information bias
Antidepressant drug induced Suicides: “Iceberg effect”
Glaxo Faces criminal action in UK over “suicide” pills
NY Times Editorial: When Drug Companies Hide Data
Australian Judge blames Paxil & Effexor
FDA role in suppressing damaging data – WSJ
Bristol Myers Squibb Takes Serzone off the market
Prescriptions for antidepressant declined 10%
Recycled drugs: failed antidepressants
Unpublished Trials
Suggest Most SSRIs Unsuitable for Children
Expert FDA Report: SSRI Suicide risk
Rate of Preschool Kids Prescribed Antidepressants Skyrockets
Cong & White House must remedy a prescription for danger
Antidepressant Controversy: Media Conflicts of Interest
FDA Asks drug companies to add Cautions on labels
Healy letter to FDA: suicidal evidence not addressed by FDA
UK MP Accuses Drugs Giant
of ‘Voodoo Medicine’
What GSK really thinks
about Paxil for Children
GlaxoSmithKline CEO: “We had to absorb a number of hits”
Lilly duloxetine drug trial–19 Quit after a suicide
Healthy 19 year old volunteer suicides at Eli Lilly laboratory
Prescription for Suicide?
Time Magazine
Advisory Committee tells FDA: strengthen SSRI warnings
Drug report barred by FDA Scientist links antidepressants to suicide in kids
Antidepressant Makers Withhold Data on Children
ACNP Summary Report Criticized as “Junk Science”
UK doctors told: No Prozac for kids; No Prozac for PMDD
Medscape Cites AHRP Concerns Re: New Law
ABCNEWS.com: Worried About Antidepressants? E-Mail Us
Analysis of paroxetine Yellow Card adverse drug reaction reports (Seroxat/Paxil)
UK to crack down further on antidepressants given out ‘like sweets’
UK Gov’t Document – New SSRI Warnings for Children
UK issues ban on Effexor for children
Wyeth Pharma Warns Doctors Against Rx Effexor to Kids
Connecticut Dept of Children & Families Bans Paxil
74% children prescribed SSRI suffer adverse effects
SSRI Risks: New Data or Renewed Scrutiny? – David Healy, MD
Publication Bias – Patients Beware
Debate Resumes on the Safety of Depression’s Wonder Drugs
GlascoSmithKline Paxil Warning letter to UK Healthcare Professionals
UK Government Bans Paxil for children
Evidence of Suicide Risk & Severe Drug Withdrawal / Dependency

New Presentations, Publications, and Testimonies

The Impact of the FDA Modernization Act – Vera Sharav article
Best Pharmaceuticals for Children’s Act of 2002 – AHRP Comments
Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? – Dr. Cohen & Dr. Leo
Children in Clinical Research: A Conflict of Moral Values – Vera Sharav
AHRP Letter in NEJM re ARDS Investigation
Interview with Dr. Loren Mosher – San Diego Reader
AHRP Testimonies re: Fatal ARDS lung experiment
AHRP Children Policy Recommendations

Major Ethical Violations: No Informed Consent

Why did OHRP SHRED informed consent documents
China Daily update: Harvard genetic research in rural China
China Daily challenges US genetic experiments on poor farmers
OHRP Found NHLBI / ARDS Lung Experiments Violated Informed Consent
Research dispute prompts patient-trials debate – Seattle Times
OHRP Letter to ARDSNetwork re: Investigation of ARDS Study
EPA Opens the Door to Testing Bug Killers on People: Spoon-Feeding Poison Artificial Heart experiment without informed consent?
Research at US Veterans Hospitals Nationwide Under Investigation – NYT
Anthrax Vaccine Consent Form / Should You Roll Up Your Sleeves – WSJ

AHRP is a national network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to ensure that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected, and to minimize the risks associated with such endeavors.

Children at Risk of Harm

2/3 foster care children in MA on psych drugs

Government sanctioned Assault on Children and Pregnant Women

Cong Hearing Re: Disclosure Pediatric SSRI Trials

NYU Students Drugged

HIV Foster Babies, Children Used to Test Safety of Experimental Drugs

What to do about the ADHD epidemic

A growing Crisis: Aggressive Marketing of drugs for children

Drugging Our Kids – New American

Brain Development &Teen Mood Swings – ABC

Senate Passes Pediatric Research Equity Act

2,000 children to get experimental malaria vaccine – Nature / BBC

FDA Statement Regarding Anti-Depressant Paxil for Children

GlaxoSmithKline issued letter to UK Healthcare Professionals – Paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) linked to serious undesirable effects in children.

Suffer the Little Children in the Research for Cures – USA Today

Children in Clinical Research: A Conflict of Moral Values

FDA Warning Letter: child died from overdose during clinical trial

Psychiatric Drugs Pushing Children to Crisis Units – Tampa Tribune

Failed Experiments: Child-Rearing Experts– Visions and Revisions

Children are Humans: Don’t Sacrifice their Rights, Dignity & Welfare

Death of Baby Prompts Scrutiny of Research Risks – St. Louis Post Dispatch

Dr. David Healy: Testing Psychotropic Drugs in Children – problems and prospects described

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Risks: Drugs / Vaccines

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet

All pesticides pose serious health risks to humans

Safety of Smallpox Vaccine among Military Recipients Questioned_JAMA

FDA Accepts Adverse Drug Reaction Reports from Consumers

FDA Statement Regarding Anti-Depressant Paxil for Children

GlaxoSmithKline issued letter to UK Healthcare Professionals – Paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) linked to serious undesirable effects in children.

Bayer Documents: Tainted Blood Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs

BBC Panorama: Unprecedented public response to SSRI drug harm

Leading Antipsychotic Drugs Come Under New Scrutiny – NYT

Risperdal Linked to Stroke; Zyprexa linked to Diabetes

Bayer/ Baycol on Trial in Texas_- NYT

Internal Documents: Bayer Knew of Baycol Dangers – NYT

18 Deaths Linked to Serzone – Removed from European market

Clinical Psychiatric News. Analysis of Psych Drug Trials, 1985-2000, Reveals High Suicide risk.

Duke Warning: Zyprexa-Diabetes Link



There is no law that protects children in clinical trials comparable to the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 that protects laboratory animals.

The Boston Globe reported that in 2001:

  • 45,000 children were in medical experiments, vs. 16,000 in 1996.
  • Researchers got $5,000 referral fees to recruit children for drug trials.
  • Parents — who are uninformed about the actual risks involved — were offered financial incentives — $200 to $1,000 — to volunteer their children for such experiments.

Would you volunteer your child to be among the “risk-bearing children” in drug trials?

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