Bernadine Healy, MD, a cardiologist, was the first woman Director of the National Institutes of Health (1991–1993); Dean of Ohio State University College of Medicine (1995–1999); President of the American Heart Association (1998–1999); Deputy Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and . . . Continue reading →
The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the increasingly dark side of conflicts of interest in academia. Continue reading →
We are no longer "blowin’ in the wind." A growing number of prominent physician-scientists, including several former journal editors, and New York Times columnists, have written sobering critiques about the corrupting impact pharmaceutical industry influence has had on medicine. Continue reading →
Why Has Columbia Expended So Much Effort to Avoid the Conclusion of Patient Harm? Continue reading →
AHRP proposes a multi-disciplinary team of independent scientists to review ALL of Dr. Joseph Biederman’s publications and supporting documents, including: research protocols, consent forms, and the original (of course, anonymized) data sets with associated code books for all pediatric studies. Continue reading →
April 14: the FDA announced that Coast IRB "has agreed to voluntarily halt some aspects of its clinical trial oversight operations due to serious concerns about the company’s ability to protect human subjects participating in clinical trials."
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Another research scam uncovered by the GAO sting involved a "bogus IRB with a pet dog as its CEO." Continue reading →
Complaint about a surge of FDA administrative approvals for expanded use of highly toxic antipsychotic drugs for children. Approvals were determined by Dr. Thomas Laughren after secret deliberations–without disclosure of scientific data, without an advisory panel or open public discussion. Continue reading →
What does the "Gillberg affair" suggest about the integrity of the data underlying the DAMP-ADHD hypothesis?
Medical researchers who commit fraud and research misconduct are caught only when a person of conscience steps up to the plate and blows the whistle. There are no systemic, independent checks and balances to prevent research fraud or abuse of patients. Continue reading →
Scientific Misconduct Notices News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 22, 2002 Scientific misconduct is a big problem undermining the integrity of the scientific literature. Data falsification leads others to erroneous conclusions that may have adverse . . . Continue reading →
Why We Need Whistleblowers–One-third US Scientists Admit Unethical Research Practices Sat, 11 Jun 2005 Although the major focus of these AHRP Infomails has been on the deplorable misconduct by the pharmaceutical industry and government health care agencies, whenever we pointed a flashlight . . . Continue reading →