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Human Research Protections and Bioethics News 2001 and Earlier

NB: the articles on this page are available as of 2006. Many thanks to newspapers that provide access to archived stories. We've added basic information in brackets before some titles to help readers locate frequently requested stories.

State tests another snake-oil Aids cure. Nawaal Deane, David Macfarlane, and Mungo Soggot. Mail & Guardian. 2001-09-28.
URL: http://www.aegis.com/news/DMG/2001/MG010921.html

The Gelsinger Case. The Washington Post (multi-article collection).
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/health/specials/genetherapy/gelsingercase/

Tainted Trials. Sandy Robertson. The Medical Post. 35 (24) 1999-06-22. Accessed on 2006-10-21 at: http://web.archive.org/web/20040221075202/http://www.medicalpost.com/mpcontent/article.jsp?content=/content/EXTRACT/RAWART/3524/25.html

[UAB and BioCryst] How a cancer trial ended in betrayal. Douglas M. Birch and Gary Cohn. The Baltimore Sun. 2001-06-24.
URL: http://www.courant.com/news/health/bal-te.research24jun24,0,2643479.story?page=1

[Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center] Uninformed Consent. Duff Wilson and David Heath. The Seattle Times. 2001-03-11-15.
URL: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/uninformed_consent/

Research Halt. Ray Suarez. PBS Online NewsHour. 2001-07-20.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec01/hopkins_7-20.html

[Trovan (Pfizer) studies in Africa] The Body Hunters: Part 1 — As Drug Testing Spreads, Profits and Lives Hang in Balance. Joe Stephens. The Washington Post. 2000-12-17: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/02/AR2007070201255_pf.html
Pfizer's Nigerian Study of Trovafloxacin Background. Pfizer Press Release. 2000-12-17: http://web.archive.org/web/20010309030137/www.pfizer.com/pfizerinc/about/press/nigeria.html
Pfizer Statement on Washington Post Clinical Trial Series. Pfizer Press Release. 2000-12-17: http://web.archive.org/web/20010309112011/http://www.pfizer.com/pfizerinc/about/press/pfizerstatement.html
Pfizer Correspondence with the Washington Post on Clinical Trial Series Questions & Answers. Pfizer Press Release. Undated: http://web.archive.org/web/20010203191100/www.pfizer.com/pfizerinc/about/press/trovanq&a.html

[Outsourcing U.S. studies to international sites] The Body Hunters: Part 2 — Overwhelming the Watchdogs. Mary Pat Flaherty, Deborah Nelson, Joe Stephens. The Washington Post. 2000-12-18.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A11986-2000Dec15&notFound=true

[Van TX; fraud and abuse in drug studies] The Body Hunters: Part 3 — The Dilema: Submit or Suffer. Sharon LaFraniere, Mary Pat Flaherty, Joe Stephens. The Washington Post. 2000-12-19.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A22893-2000Dec18&notFound=true

[Harvard University and Millenium Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Xu Xiping; genetic research in China] The Body Hunters: Part 4 — In Rural China, a Genetic Mother Lode. John Pomfret and Deborah Nelson. The Washington Post. 2000-12-20.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A26797-2000Dec19&notFound=true

[GUARDIAN trial of cariporide (Hoechst Marion Roussel/Aventis); Western IRB-Chile] The Body Hunters: Part 5 — Latin America is Ripe for Trials, and Fraud. Karen DeYoung and Deborah Nelson. The Washington Post. 2000-12-21.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A31027-2000Dec20&notFound=true

[Placebo controlled AZT studies in Thailand] The Body Hunters: Part 6 — Life by the Luck of the Draw. Mary Pat Flaherty and Doug Struck. The Washington Post. 2000-12-22.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A37168-2000Dec21&notFound=true

[Tampa trephine and James Rowsey, M.D] Research in the eye of the beholder. Frank Grace. The IRE Journal. Sept./Oct. 2000.
URL: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3720/is_/ai_n8906166

Carome, M. Office for Human Research Protections Determination Letter to The University of South Florida. 2000-09-28: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/detrm_letrs/sep00f.pdf

Carome, M. Office for Human Research Protections Determination Letter to The University of South Florida. 2000-11-17: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/detrm_letrs/nov00f.pdf

Contributing to genocide. Kate Scannell. Salon. 2000-07-28.
URL: http://archive.salon.com/health/feature/2000/07/28/aidsdeniers/index.html

Lincoln Lab Is Only One in U.S. to Test Pesticides on Humans. Jake Thompson. Omaha World–Herald. 1999-12-19.
URL: http://www.sare.org/sanet-mg/archives/html-home/40-html/0390.html


[Undisclosed financial interest in medical devices; Drs. Martin Leon, Paul Teirstein, Maurice Buchbinder, Spencer King III, Mark Wholey, Hidden Interest — A Special Report. Kurt Eichenwald and Gina Kolata. 1999-11-30. The New York Times.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D07E6D6103FF933A05752C1A96F958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

In Tests on People, Who Watches the Watchers? Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1999-05-25.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9407E7DD1231F936A15756C0A96F958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

[Financial inducements to physicians for conducting studies] Drug Trials Hide Conflicts for Doctors. Kurt Eichenwald and Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 1999-05-16.
URL: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~wilkins/writing/Assign/topics/ethics/ethics_drug_test.html

[Criminal misconduct in drug studies; Dr. Robert Fiddes; Western IRB] A Doctor's Drug Trials Turn Into Fraud. Kurt Eichenwald and Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 1999-05-17.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E1D7143EF934A25756C0A96F958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

[University of Nebraska study of Rebetron (Schering-Plough) for hepatitis C] Patient or Guinea Pig? Dilemma of Clinical Trials. Denise Grady. The New York Times. 1999-01-05.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9903E2DA173EF936A35752C0A96F958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

[Fraud, racketeering, and theft of research funds; Medical College of Georgia; Richard Borison M.D. and Bruce Diamond Ph.D.; Western IRB; multiple drugs and sponsors] Borison gets prison after guilty pleas. Sandy Hodson and Tom Corwin. The Augusta Chronicle. 1998-10-10.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/fo75n

MCG researchers indicted on 172 counts. Paul Garber. The Augusta Chronicle. 1997-02-12.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19970412062832/http://augustachronicle.com/stories/021997/met_borison.html

College a victim, chief says. Paul Garber. The Augusta Chronicle. 1996-02-19
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19970412062847/http://augustachronicle.com/stories/021997/met_borison2.html

MCG studies to get checkup. Paul Garber. The Augusta Chronicle. 1996-02-19
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19970412062923/augustachronicle.com/stories/021997/met_mcg_reax.html

FDA is reviewing researchers' work. Paul Garber. The Augusta Chronicle. 1996-10-18.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19970413235603/augustachronicle.com/headlines/101896/fda_review.html

MCG looking at changes admid reseach investigation. Paul Garber. The Augusta Chronicle. 1996-10-06.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19990503023151/www.augustachronicle.com/headlines/100696/research.html

Investigators asking if medical reseachers diverted funds. Paul Garber and Wayne Partridge. The Augusta Chronicle. 1996-08-17.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20000517184931/www.augustachronicle.com/headlines/081896/investigation.html

Ex-Profs Charged in Psych Department Research Scam. Michael Jonathan Grinfeld. Psychiatric Times. 1997;14(4).
URL: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/p970401b.html

Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill. Testing takes human toll. Robert Whitaker and Delores Kong. The Boston Globe. 1998-11-15.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/19991008230951/http://boston.com/globe/nation/packages/doing_harm/day1.htm

Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill. Debatable forms of consent. Delores Kong and staff. The Boston Globe. 1998-11-16.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20000916151238/boston.com/globe/nation/packages/doing_harm/day2.htm

[Sertindole (Abbott Laboratories) studies at Fairview Hospital; Dr. Faruk Abuzzahab; Susan Endersbe] Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill. Lure of riches fuels testing. Robert Whitaker. The Boston Globe. 1998-11-17.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20000916151306/boston.com/globe/nation/packages/doing_harm/day3.htm

Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill. Still no solution in the struggle on safeguards. Delores Kong. The Boston Globe. 1998-11-18.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20010613014648/boston.com/globe/nation/packages/doing_harm/

Panel urges review of patient studies. Delores Kong. The Boston Globe. 1998-11-18.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20010804195049/boston.com/globe/nation/packages/doing_harm/review111898.htm


Research Volunteers Unwittingly at Risk. Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 1998-08-01.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/science/ethical/ethical.htm

Psychiatric Researchers Under Fire. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1998-05-19.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0DEFDC1639F93AA25756C0A96E958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

Experiments On Children Are Reviewed. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1998-04-15.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DEEDB163CF936A25757C0A96E958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

[Betty Dong; Synthroid] Release of Study Ends Drug Fracas. S. Sternberg. Science News Online. 1997-04-19. Available from http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc97/4_19_97/fob1.htm

Promoter of 714x cure-all faces prison for selling unapproved drug. Paula Kurtzwell. FDA Consumer. November, 1996. Available from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1370/is_n9_v30/ai_18906036/print

Swallowing Bitter Pills for Pay: The Trials of Guinea Pigs. David J. Morrow. The New York Times. 1996-09-29. Accessed on 2006-10-21 at: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E7D8123CF93AA1575AC0A960958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

[Medical University of South Carolina; non-consensual pre-natal drug testing] Hospital Put on Probation Over Tests on Poor Women. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1994-10-05.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9805E0D9153DF936A35753C1A962958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

Lilly's 'Quick Cash' to Habitués Of Shelters Vanishes Quickly. Laurie P. Cohen. Wall Street Journal. Undated: http://members.tripod.com/diabetics_world/lillys_testing_Ethics.htm

[NIH study testing Fialuridine (Eli Lilly and Co., Oclassen Pharmaceuticals) for hepatitis B; Drs. Jay H. Hoofnagle and Stephen D. Straus] F.D.A. Says 4 Scientists Broke Rules In Drug Tests. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1994-05-14.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE3DF1F39F937A25756C0A962958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

No Mistakes Found in Test Of New Drug. Lawrence K. Altman. The New York Times. 1994-06-03.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F01E4DB1E3BF930A35755C0A962958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

Early Unreported Illnesses Linked to Deadly Drug. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1993-12-10.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE7DF113EF933A25751C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

After Deaths, F.D.A. Is Proposing Stiffer Rules on Drug Experiments. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1993-11-16
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE4DC1238F935A25752C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

U.S. Doctor Drops Patient For Criticizing Drug Trial. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1993-10-23.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEED9103AF930A15753C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

The Doctor's World; Fatal Drug Trial Raises Questions About 'Informed Consent'. Lawrence K. Altman. The New York Times. 1993-10-05.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE6D61730F936A35753C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=all

Manning FJ, Swartz M, editors. Committee to Review the Fialuridine (FIAU/FIAC) Clinical Trials. 1995. Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science. Accessed on 2006-09-30 at: http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309052793/html/index.html

[Montefiore Medical Center; Drs. Peter Wiernik and Elisabeth Paietta; IL-2 for brain tumors] Researchers Admit Study With Drugs Had No O.K. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1993-10-28.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEEDF133FF93BA15753C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

[C. R. Bard, Inc.; heart catheters] Manufacturer Admits Selling Untested Devices for Heart. Philip J. Hilts. The New York Times. 1993-10-16.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE6DA173EF935A25753C1A965958260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

U.S. to Pay $750,000 In Suit on LSD Testing. The New York Times. 1988-10-12.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/12/world/us-to-pay-750000-in-suit-on-lsd-testing.html

[Artificial hearts] The Promise That Failed. Ralph Brauer. The New York Times. 1988-08-28.
URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE2D81E3CF93BA1575BC0A96E948260&sec=health&pagewanted=print

News Archives of Interest

Science News Online Archive. Available from http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/archives/. (Free access to the full text of articles that are available online (18 percent of all articles published in Science News), bibliographic references and sources for all articles published in Science News, and online-only features, since April 25, 1996.)

Washington Fax Roundup Protecting Human Subjects in Research. 2000-10.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20011216211410/http://www.washingtonfax.com/samples/docs/bioethics/patients/index.html. (Collected news stories published in the Washington Fax.)


Last Updated: 2010-03-26

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