Bernice Eddie

Bernice Eddy, PhD (1903–1989) a virologist and epidemiologist at NIH, identified SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus that millions of children were exposed to from contaminated polio vaccines. In 1954, while the NIH was testing the first commercial polio vaccines, Eddy’s job was to test the vaccines from five different companies. She and her staff worked…

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Wed, 04 May 2005 Researchers Tested AIDS Drugs on Children, Associated Press On March 10, 2004, The Alliance for Human Research Protection filed a complaint with the FDA and the federal Office of Human Research Protection about a series of AIDS drug experiments conducted on New York City children in foster care. That complaint prompted…

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Recent developments in gene transfer research: risk and ethics Mon, 10 Jan 2005 An analysis by Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman, in the British Medical Journal provides an illuminating, clearly articulated discussion about the ethical dilemmas that challenge gene transfer experiments – essentially a kind of human genetic engineering involving somatic cells, in which a genetically engineered…

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Advisory Committee tells FDA: strengthen warnings on SSRI drug labels now Wed, 4 Feb 2004 On February 2, more than 60 families and children from all across America testified at a public FDA advisory committee hearing describing (in 2 minutes) how their children suffered drug-induced harm after being prescribed an SSRI antidepressant drug. Some parents…

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July 23, 2002 Unhealthy Hospitals – 103,000 preventable deaths in 2000 – Chicago Tribune FYI The next time someone suggests that you to enter a clinical trial at a hospital, beware: “The number of people needlessly killed by hospital infections is unbelievable, but the public doesn’t know anything about it. For years, we’ve just been…

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October 1, 2001 Text of AHRP Amicus Brief filed with the Maryland Court of Appeals in support of the Court’s ruling against Kennedy Krieger Institute for exposing children to lead poison in an experiment. The Court of Appeals Decision Validates AHRP’s Stand Against Using Children in Harmful Research Experiments. ___________________________________________________ IN THE COURT OF APPEALS…

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