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 Resources (NIEHR). They claim that"more than 15 percent of boys in grades one…

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THE ALIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) 142 West End Avenue, Suite 28P New York, NY 10023 www.ahrp.org FDA Docket Number 02N-0466 Comments re: Proposed smallpox vaccine trial to test the safety of Dryvax administration to children 2 to 5 years of age Recent public and professional debate about smallpox vaccine and its risks provides…

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  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav February 18b, 2002  FYI New Research Finding Threatens SleepingPill Sales The Washington Post reports that an NIH funded study,conducted by Daniel Kripke, a professor of psychiatry at the University ofCalifornia at San…

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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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