NIH AIDS Research Chief Rewrote Safety Report – AP Wed, 15 Dec 2004 John Solomon of The Associated Press continues his documented expose of the inner workings of the AIDS Division of theNational Institutes of Health (NIH). At the same time that the Los Angeles Times and Congfressional hearings focused on major conflicts of interest…

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FDA Underhanded Tactics Against Medical Officer Who Blew the Whistle Mon, 29 Nov 2004 The Food and Drug Administration is the epicenter of a collision between medical officers in the drug safety office and senior officials in managerial positions whose focus is on facilitating new drug approvals. Officials at the Center for Drug Evaluation and…

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Integrity in Scientific Research : Peer review ineffective – Institute of Medicine / Lancet / Science August 25, 2002 Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct This report and by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and two current editorials in major scientific journals-the Lancet (Aug 17) and Science (Aug 23)-all reveal…

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  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav March 5a, 2002  American Scientific Misconduct AmericaUndercuts Meaningful AIDS Research by the French FYI Science Fictions: A Scientific Mystery, a MassiveCoverup, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo is a new book…

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Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD – BMJ Sun, 10 Apr 2005 The BMJ reports that Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, whose published reports (since 1995) have raised the alarm about a spiraling increase in elementary school children being diagnosed with ADHD, and…

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Universities Misappropriate Federal Grants – Cornell Doctor Blows Whistle Alleging Phantom Studies – WSJ Wed Aug 17, 2005 Scott Fitzgerald’s opener to The Great Gatsby, “the rich are different from you and me…” is most aptly applied today to an elite corps of rich academic scientists. Academia once symbolized a fortress of intellectual integrity and…

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Drugs, Devices & Doctors – NYT Paul Krugman Fri, 16 Dec 2005 New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, got it right! The real story behind the crisis at Merck, the Cleveland Clinic, and the medical industrial complex as a whole “is bigger than either the company or the clinic. It’s the story of how growing…

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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 consequences for patients in clinical research and clinical practice. On April 19 The…

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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 at academia and biomedical scientists, we raised the discomfort level of the apologists…

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