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Bioethics and Research Protections News 2014

Whitewash: Inspector General Review of Agency Misconduct Ignores Serious Ethical Lapses by Senior HHS Officials; Congress Should Act Public Citizen Press Release 2014-09-16: http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/pressroomredirect.cfm?ID=4281

Report of OIG Review of Allegations of Interference in OHRP Compliance Determination for SUPPORT (OIG Report OIG-12-14-04) Office of Inspector General 2014-09-15: http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/portfolio/oig-12-14-04.pdf

The Office for Human Research Protections' Evaluation of the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (OIG Report OEI-01-14-00560) Office of Inspector General 2014-09-16: http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-14-00560.asp

Univ. of Minnesota bioethicist tests limits of academic freedom Maura Lerner Star Tribune 2014-12-21: http://www.startribune.com/local/286469611.html

Canadians deserve to know about side effects in drug trials: Editorial (Editorial) Toronto Star 2014-09-15: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/15/canadians_deserve_to_know_about_side_effects_in_drug_trials_editorial.html

Canadians kept in dark about defective drugs David Bruser and Jesse McLean Toronto Star 2014-09-11: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/09/11/canadians_kept_in_dark_about_defective_drugs.html

Ivory Tower Phony? Sex, Lies and Fraud Alleged in W. Va. University Case Nona Willis Aronowitz and Tony Dokoupil NBC News 2014-09-10: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ivory-tower-phony-sex-lies-fraud-alleged-w-va-university-n199491

Faculty members challenge panel reviewing U's human research Maura Lerner Star Tribune 2014-09-08: http://www.startribune.com/local/274422651.html

Faculty rip into U of M over new review of drug research program Robbie Feinberg City Pages 2014-09-09: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/09/professors_rip_into_u_of_m_over_new_review_of_research_program.php

UMN professors concerned about review of human clinical studies Doug Belden Pioneer Press 2014-09-08: http://www.twincities.com/education/ci_26491891/umn-professors-concerned-about-clinic-studies-review

Group of U faculty voices concern over drug review Alex Friedrich Minnesota Public Radio 2014-09-08: http://blogs.mprnews.org/oncampus/2014/09/group-of-u-faculty-voices-concern-over-drug-review/

How Dr. Heimlich Maneuvered Hollywood Into Backing His Dangerous AIDS Cure Seth Abramovitch Hollywood Reporter 2014-08-14: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-dr-heimlich-maneuvered-hollywood-725352

When Chicago Hope Dealt in Heimlich, Malariotherapy and AIDS Seth Abramovitch Hollywood Reporter 2014-08-14: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chicago-hope-dealt-heimlich-malariotherapy-725010

Why Are Dope-addicted, Disgraced Doctors Running Our Drug Trials? Peter Aldous Matter 2014-07-29: https://medium.com/matter/why-are-dope-addicted-disgraced-doctors-running-our-drug-trials-aff6d20843bf

FDA Notice of Initiation of Disqualification Proceedings and Opportunity to Explain (NIDPOE) Letter to Charles E. Runels, Jr., M.D. (CBER) 2008-08-27: http://www.circare.org/fdawls3/runels_20080827.pdf

Charles E. Runels, Jr., M.D. Alabama Board of Medicine Disciplinary File: http://www.circare.org/pd/runels_discpfiles.pdf

Related:Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. (CBER) 2007-02-01: http://www.circare.org/fdawls/pacirb_20070201.pdf

Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. Response to FDA Warning Letter. 2007-02-21: http://www.circare.org/fdawls/pac_wlresponse_20070221.pdf

FDA Response to Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. 2007-03-16: http://www.circare.org/fdawls/pac_fdaresponse_20070316.pdf

FDA Warning Letter to Lori A. Nesbitt, Pharm.D., Discovery Alliance (CDER, PEDS) 2001-07-06: http://www.circare.org/fdawls3/nesbitt_20010706.pdf

Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. Institutional Review Board: http://www.pacirb.com/

The Best-Selling, Billion-Dollar Pills Tested on Homeless People Carl Elliot Matter 2014-07-28: https://medium.com/matter/did-big-pharma-test-your-meds-on-homeless-people-a6d8d3fc7dfe

Texas medical board charges controversial cancer doctor Liz Szabo USA Today 2014-07-25: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/24/new-charges-for-burzynski/13111483/

Editorial Expression of Concern: Experimental evidence of massive scale emotional contagion through social networks PNAS Social Science: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1412469111 (Facebook study)

Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study Kashmir Hill Forbes 2014-06-29: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/06/29/facebook-doesnt-understand-the-fuss-about-its-emotion-manipulation-study/

Even the Editor of Facebook's Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy Adrienne Lafrance The Atlantic 2014-06-28: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/even-the-editor-of-facebooks-mood-study-thought-it-was-creepy/373649/

FDA gives controversial doc green light to restart work Liz Szabo USA Today 2014-06-25: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/burzynski-trial-reopens/11353085/

Massive U.S. children's study needs major tweaks, report finds Jocelyn Kaiser ScienceInsider 2014-06-16: http://news.sciencemag.org/health/2014/06/massive-u-s-childrens-study-needs-major-tweaks-report-finds

INVESTIGATORS: U of M drug study criticism grows Jeff Baillon Fox News 2014-05-20: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25557069/investigators-u-of-m-drug-study-criticism-grows

E-mails reveal top health officials wrongfully influenced baby investigation Mark Greenblatt Scripps News 2014-05-20: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/e-mails-reveal-top-health-officials-wrongfully-influenced-baby-investigation-public-citizen

Public Citizen Health Research Group HHS and NIH FOIA records: http://www.citizen.org/hrg2201 Per HHS and NIH, the rights and welfare of human research subjects constitutes kerfluffle. Splendid. [Ed.]

Suba, EJ US-funded measurements of cervical cancer death rates in India: scientific and ethical concerns IJME [S.l.], apr. 2014. ISSN 0975-5691 : http://ijme.in/index.php/ijme/article/view/2072/4511

SANKARANARAYANAN, Rengaswamy et al. Response to article titled "US-funded measurements of cervical cancer death rates in India: scientific and ethical concerns" by Eric J Suba. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, [S.l.], jun. 2014. ISSN 0975-5691. Available at: http://ijme.in/index.php/ijme/article/view/2092/4512. Date accessed: 26 Jun. 2014.

Suba, Eric J. Response by Eric Suba to Sankaranarayanan et al. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, [S.l.], jun. 2014. ISSN 0975-5691. Available at: http://ijme.in/index.php/ijme/article/view/2094/4516. Date accessed: 26 Jun. 2014.

Markingson Case Update: How an institution can transform a request for an Independent Inquiry into another institutional procedural shield. Trudo Lemmens UT Faculty of Law Blog 2014-04-24: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/blog/faculty/markingson-case-update-how-institution-can-transform-request-independent-inquiry


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