Bayer Documents: AIDS Tainted Blood Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs Thu, 22 May 2003 An examination of internal Bayer company documents by The New York Times reveals that the company was engaged in unsavory, probably criminal marketing practices. The documents reveal that Bayer continued to sell contaminated blood plasma causing thousands of hemophiliac patients to be…

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Cost and Consequence: drug “cocktails” deplete Medicaid_Globe Tue, 24 Jun 2003 The escalating cost of healthcare is in large measure due tothe spiraling expenditure on drugs–many of which are misprescribed.The Boston Globe reports about one Medicaid patient who is prescribed18 medications at a cost of roughly $16,000 a year–“all at the expense of the financially…

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Anthrax Vaccine Consent Form / Should You Roll Up Your Sleeves_WSJ Sat, 29 Mar 2003 The Administration’s determination to push its two controversial vaccine programs forward–smallpox and anthrax–even as medical experts urge caution in light of the serious health risks posed by these vaccines – raises serious questions about whose interests are being served? Whose…

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Infomail 2005 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Subscribe to the AHRP infomail list Dec 16: Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Dec 11: Scientific Fraud & Corruption on Both sides of Atlantic: Merck / Proctor & Gamble Dec 11: Gov Accountability Project Creates "FactSquad" on Rx…

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Just How Effective are Medical Screening Tests? Mon, 17 Nov 2003 A investigative report in the Guardian (UK) takes a critical view of medical screening for early detection of latent diseases. Contrary to the promoters of medical screening tests, there is scant evidence that early detection actually saves lives. The Guardian raises doubts about whether…

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Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada Mon, 15 Dec 2003 The British government ban for use of all but one SSRI antidepressant drug in children and teens (Dec 10, 2003) is reverberating wherever these drugs are widely prescribed. The action was taken after an independent committee of experts examined the raw…

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Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? Thu, 24 Jul 2003 Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? A critical review of ADHD imaging studies by Jonathan Leo, Ph.D and David Cohen, Ph.D methodically demonstrates how scientifically flawed methodology undermines the integrity and claimed findings of over 30 imaging studies that are the basis for psychiatry’s claims that children…

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Feds Launch Probe of VA Hiring Practices_Albany Hired Researcher Despite Revoked License Thu, 20 Feb 2003 BNA is continuing its investigative report about the criminal investigation of the Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany. The investigation has uncovered multiple crimes and systemic violations that have put patients’ lives at risk. Stratton oncologist Dr. William J.M. Hrushesky…

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Court Strikes Down FDA Pediatric Rule Fri, 18 Oct 2002 Court ruling posted at: http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/00-02898.pdf FDA’s pediatric Rule has been struck down by a federal District Court. The Court ruling came at the exact time that AHRP disseminated an Infomail explaining why AHRP is opposed to the exploitation of children in Pediatric Drug Tests whose…

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July 12, 2002 Scientifically unsupportable treatments: Hormone replacement therapy and anti-depression drugs FYI July 11th New York Times Editorial said “The news keeps getting worse about the value of hormone replacement therapies for postmenopausal women,” indicating that “The promotional blitz over the years has made hormone replacement therapy sound like a virtual fountain of youth.”…

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