Lawsuit filed re: ALLHAT Hypertension research death of human subject Thu, 17 Jul 2003 The Bureau of National Affairs reports: “Just months after a groundbreaking blood pressure study made headlines across the nation, a principal investigator in the trial and his team have been sued in connection with the death of a 60-year-old participant.” (Scheer…

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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 ethical concerns about U.S. government-sponsoredgenetic research in rural China. The research under question…

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Take Action: Just Say No to Stigmatizing Screening and Unsafe Drugs Tue, 26 Oct 2004 FYI /ACTION! AHRP believes that America’s school children should not be screened and labeled without a guarantee of the proven accuracy of the screening tool, and the proven safety and therapeutic value of the treatment prescribed–the risks for harm are…

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AHRP Speaks Out AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children Open Letter to NIMH re Prozac & Concealed Suicide Attempts Open Letter to Officials at NIMH AHRP Briefing 2/2/04: Scientists present suicide evidence Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times Phase I Drug Trials Used Foster Care children in Violation of…

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NHLBI director Dr. Lenfant is Retiring Thu, 3 Jul 2003 The retirement of Dr. Claude Lenfant, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) was announced today. Not mentioned in the press release is the heated controversy surrounding two clinical trials sponsored by the NHLBI, conducted by the ARDSNetwork. The trials involved patients…

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China Daily A farming family’s recollection 2003-09-25 http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-09/25/content_267233.htm Near-death experience after 55-year-old father of four inhales ‘fog-like’ spray China Features reporters XIONG LEI and WEN CHIHUA recently visited Zongyang County, in East China’s Anhui Province, to further dig into the allegations surrounding Harvard’s genetic studies in China. Their investigation was conducted in response to a…

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China Daily update: Harvard genetic research in rural China Wed, 1 Oct 2003 “It’s the responsibility of the dean of the School of Public Health and, ultimately, it’s my responsibility as president of [Harvard] university to see to it that where wrong can be put right it is and, more importantly, to see to it…

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