A clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it. The vaccine BRV-PV (manufactured by Serum Institute India)  was field tested in Niger in Western Africa. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine…

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Current worrisome trends U.S. government and academic bioethicists and institutional ethics review boards (IRB) have expunged the explicit honest terminology of the Nuremberg Code: “experiment” has been replaced by the innocuous term “study”; “human subject” is being replaced by “participant”; and the foremost ethical mandate — “the voluntary, informed consent is absolutely essential”—has been perforated…

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Buchenwald Trial at Dachau, April 11 –August 14, 1947 Between July 1937 and April 1945, some 250,000 persons of 30 nationalities were imprisoned at various times at Buchenwald; by Feb. 1945, there were 112,000 prisoners at Buchenwald. It is estimated that about 56,000 were killed or died from starvation and exhaustion as slave laborers. U.S.…

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Marcia-Angell-

The first woman Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine; currently Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; author of The Truth About the Drug Companies. . . .

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Maurice Henry Pappworth

Maurice Henry Pappworth, MD, (1910–1994) was, by any standard, a controversial figure. “A life-long outsider he chose an unconventional career path as a private medical tutor rather than accept anything less than his first job choice — a consultant post in a London teaching hospital.” By all accounts he was rejected because he was a…

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Ruth Macklin

“The OHRP and SUPPORT — Another View” by a group of 45 physicians, ethicists, and scholars in allied fields who have stepped up to the plate to express their support for OHRP’s determination. . . .

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Disclosure of the egregious ethical, methodological and legal violations outlined in the letter of determination by the Federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) regarding the so-called SUPPORT oxygen experiment. . . .

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