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 . . . Continue reading →
New Evidence Uncovered About AIDS Drug/Vaccine Experiments on Foster Care Infants & Children Thu, 1 Sep 2005 A moral controversy is spiraling as additional evidence is uncovered about the use of infants and children in foster care as experimental subjects of Phase . . . Continue reading →
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 . . . Continue reading →
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 . . . Continue reading →
The Washington Post reveals that a shocking secret investigative report by a Nigerian government panel of medical experts concluded that Pfizer Pharmaceuticals conducted an unethical drug experiment in Nigeria in 1996.
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Testimony by Vera Hassner Sharav, President ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) www.ahrp.org Hearing of the NYS Assembly Committee on Health and Committee on Children and Families September 8, 2005 New York City I speak on behalf of the ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN . . . Continue reading →
A complaint filed by The Alliance for Human Research Protection led to a federal investigation, an Associated Press investigation, followed by nationwide press coverage, and a NYC ivestigation. (search AHRP website for documents)
THE ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION Testimony by Vera Hassner Sharav Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants Science, Technology, and Law Program The National Academies of Science January 8, 2003 My name is Vera Sharav . . . Continue reading →
Testimony by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants; Science, Technology, and Law Program; The National Academies of Science Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants
My name is Vera Sharav and I am the president and founder of The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) a citizens’ watchdog organization monitoring human research to ensure that the moral principles enshrined in the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki are preserved and followed in experiments involving human beings.
Dying for a Cure: Pediatric Cancer Trial Undisclosed facts – NBC, Chicago Thu, 14 Nov 2002 How can parents protect their children from harmful medical experiments if the facts are withheld from them? So far, Congress has enacted no law to protect . . . Continue reading →
Dissenting Opinion (NHRPAC Children Workgroup) re: Proposed Reinterpretation of Fed. Regs Protecting Children (45 CFR 46, sections 404 and 406) May 14, 2002 To: Alan Fleischman, MD, Chair, Children’s Workgroup of NARPAC Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., Chair, NARPAC From: Vera Hassner Sharav . . . Continue reading →
Current federal regulations set no limits on the level of risk that a competent adult may voluntarily choose to undertake for the sake of science. The regulations require prior approval by a review board (IRB) to ensure the research meets scientific and ethical justification, to ensure that the risks and benefits (if any) are fully disclosed to the subject, and that the subject can exercise the right to give or withhold informed consent.