Millions of people around the world participate in research trials each year, whether for personal, financial or humanitarian reasons. They submit their DNA, organs, body chemistry or personal history to studies that aim to better society. A substantive investigative news report by San Diego’s independent investigative news source, Inewsource.org by Brad Racino and Jill Castellno,…

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In this story full of villains, Jean Maria Arrigo emerges from the authoritative Independent report by David Hoffman, as a hero – and a martyr. As a member of the APA ethics task force known as PENS, she had a ringside view of the machinations of the panel that was stacked with 6 out nine military and…

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"The thought that someone at the GAO may have compromised the testing of a system unfortunately, brings the integrity of the entire report into question if it’s determined to be true." Sen. Charles Grassley.

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The case is so egregious that OHRP officials have taken the rare action of demanding that Columbia University track down the patients involved in the experiment and their families, and acknowledge that they never were informed about the “true nature” of the drug study, the risks they faced or the consequences of their participation.

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FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle Mon, 29 Nov 2004 The Food and Drug Administration is the epicenter of a collision between medical officers in the drug safety office and senior officials in managerial positions whose focus is on facilitating new drug approvals. Officials at the Center for Drug Evaluation and…

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