Donald Klein, MD, one of the pillars of biological psychiatry who was instrumental in medicalizing the ebbs and flows of human moods, and of fostering psychiatry’s reliance on psychiatric drugs, is dead. The obituary in the New York Times notes that: “Klein’s . . . Continue reading →
Editor of New England Journal of Medicine defends catastrophic experiments, and the Institute of Medicine expands prison drug trials. Question: How many times have these members of the elite put their own life at risk “to advance our knowledge?” Continue reading →
“You have to protect the health of the citizens of the country. It is your obligation. Deaths must be arrested and illegal trials must be stopped.” Continue reading →
The Environmental Protection Agency Announcement in the Federal Register, December 14, 2012 LIED in the public record claiming it excluded chronically ill people from its pollution exposure experiments. Continue reading →
"Over the past seven years, some 73 clinical trials on 3,300 patients – 1,833 of whom were children – have taken place at Indore’s Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital. Dozens of patients have died during the trials, however no compensation has been paid to the families left behind." Continue reading →
Besides these cases, 1,833 children from the Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (the paediatric hospital affiliated with MGM Medical College) and 233 mentally ill patients had been enrolled in clinical trials without any consent, according to documents submitted to the Supreme Court.
The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) has recently obtained further information reaffirming our original concerns and raising new ones about the safety and ethics of a government sponsored clinical trial. Continue reading →
AHRP is concerned about the ethics and safety of human subjects in a blood storage experiment ( RECESS) sponsored
by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
AHRP Letter to Editor re: ARDS published NEJM Fri, 11 Jul 2003 A truncated version of a Letter to the editor submitted by John H. Noble, Jr., PhD and Vera Sharav appears in the current July 10, 2003, issue of The New . . . Continue reading →
Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav February 18, 2002 FYI United States Government Sponsored Genetic Research in Rural China Raises Troubling Ethical Concerns A January 2002 report in China Daily, byXiong Lei, the senior journalist with China Features, Xinhua News Agency(below), raises troubling . . . Continue reading →
AHRP Testimonies and Presentations Sep 8, 2005: AHRP Testimony: NYS Hearing –AIDS Drug /Vaccine Experiments on Foster Children July 18, 2005: Cheaper than Chimpanzees Statement by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on Ethical Consideration for Revisions to DHHS Regulations on Protection . . . Continue reading →
On June 10, 2003, a panel of experts convened by the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) heard presentations by critics who had filed complaints about $37 million government sponsored, multi-site experiment conducted by major academic institutions participating in the ARDSNetwork, and by the ARDSNet investigators who defend the trial.
The experiment tested two extreme, rarely used methods of mechanical lung ventilation in 861 critically ill, vulnerable patients suffering from acute lung disease (ALD) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).