Science & Ethics Hold Up EPA Nomination: pesticide experiment draws fire Fri, 08 Apr 2005 The Los Angeles Times reports that Senator Bill Nelson of Florida is equally outraged about the Environmental Protection Agency pesticide experiment that would expose 60 poor babies to pesticides to study how much harm they incur: “The government should not…

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Ethical and Scientific Objections to FDA’s Proposed Licensure of Anthrax Vaccine Fri, 01 Apr 2005 Government agencies are maneuvering to weaken legal protections prohibiting the exposure of human beings to experimental drugs, vaccines and procedures without their voluntary informed consent. Even after a federal court has ordered the Pentagon to stop vaccinating military personnel with…

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FDA Slaps Pfizer on Zoloft Ads After AHRP Files Complaint Sat, 07 May 2005 On November 4, 2004, AHRP filed a complaint with the FDA about a two page Pfizer advertisement for its SSRI antidepressant, Zoloft. The ad appeared in The New York Times Magazine in October 2004, but Pfizer failed to include "ANY of…

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Circumcision May Offer Powerful 70% HIV Prevention Tue, 5 Jul 2005 A front page report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that a controlled clinical study conducted by French and South African researchers have found that circumciion reduces the risk of transmitting AIDS by 70%. “The circumcision findings were so dramatic that the data and…

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Pesticide firms want to test chemical toxicity on humans instead of rats Sat, 4 Jan 2003 Count the reasons why not human pesticide experiments: 1) quantum increase in commodification of subjects, 2) presumptive utter absence of benefit to subjects, 3) end term purpose of inquiry is forensic (e.g. the San Bernardino cases where testing with…

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Evidence of Antidepressant Harm that the FDA Sought to Suppress from FDA’s Public Advisory Committee Meeting on February 2 Evidence was presented on February 2 at AHRP’s press briefing by the following scientists: David Healy, MD, Director of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine and Visiting Professor, University of Toronto: Analysis of Suicidality Evidence…

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Government Investigations 1990 to August 2001 National Bioethics Advisory Committee Report: ETHICAL AND POLICY ISSUES IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN PARTICIPANTS, 1998 Exhibit 3.1: Office of Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) Compliance Oversight Investigations Resulting in Restrictions/Actions to Institutions that have Multiple Project Asssurances (MPA) between January 1990 – June 2000 Year, Institution and Action by…

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Amnesty International’s Compilation of Additional Codes and Declarations Relevant to the Health Professions To read about the various codes of professional ethics for the various health professions, please click on the blue URL below (pdf file). http://www.web.amnesty.org/aidoc/aidoc_pdf.nsf/index/ACT750052000ENGLISH/$File/ACT7500500.pdf

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Public Comments Re: Smallpox Vaccine Trial on 2 to 5 Year Old Children The Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46.407) requires that any experiment involving children which puts them at greater than minimal risk without a potential benefit to justify the risk, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to convene a panel…

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THE ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) 142 West End Ave. Suite 28P, New York, NY 10023 Tel. No: 212-595-8974, Fax No: 212-595-9086 ***PRESS BRIEFING 2/2/04*** Statement by Vera Hassner Sharav, President, AHRP The Alliance for Human Research Protection is convening this press conference because we believe a fair and open public debate about a…

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