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Bioethics and Research Protections in the News April 2006

Lax oversight by Pitt enabled Schatten fiasco. Jennifer Bails and Luis Fabregas. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2006-04-23.
URL: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_446555.html

Drug trials outsourced to India. BBC News. 2006-04-23.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4932188.stm

Related:   Drug Trials: The Dark Side. This World. BBC Two. Paul Kenyon, Producer / Director and Karen O'Connor, Executive Producer. 2006-04-27. Available from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/4924012.stm

Trial and Errors. R. Krishnakumar. Frontline. 22(25):2005-11-08. Available from http://www.flonnet.com/fl2225/stories/20051216005102200.htm

An award and some claims. R. Krishnakumar. Frontline. 22(25):2005-11-08. Available from http://www.flonnet.com/fl2225/stories/20051216006402800.htm

'Johns Hopkins is committed to acting ethically, morally and legally.' R. Krishnakumar. Frontline. 22(25):2005-11-08. Available from http://www.flonnet.com/fl2225/stories/20051216005403000.htm

'Erimos has broadened the research.' R. Krishnakumar. Frontline. 22(25):2005-11-08. Available from http://www.flonnet.com/fl2225/stories/20051216004602400.htm

Drug firms try new tactics to lure test subjects. Laura Cutland. San Jose Business Journal. 2006-04-23.
URL: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12456982/

Healing prayers all about faith. Arthur Caplan and Glenn McGee. The Albany Times-Union. 2006-04-23.
URL: http://timesunion.com/AspStories/storyprint.asp?StoryID=474231

Firm Seeks Crackdown on Custom Made Drugs. Andrew Bridges. Associated Press (courtesty of The Washington Post). 2006-04-21.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/21/AR2006042100277_pf.html (Free registration required.)

Drug trial victims offered 5,000. BBC News. 2006-04-19.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4921672.stm

That's Outrageous: show us the money. Michael Crowley. Reader's Digest. May, 2006.
URL: http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=26484

WU gains rights to tissue samples. Tina Hesman Saey. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 2006-04-17.
URL: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/43A3EACC6DF319388625715400180516?OpenDocument

Patients seeking transplants turn to China. Vanessa Hua. The San Francisco Chronicle. 2006-04-17.
URL: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/04/17/MNGHAIA5B51.DTL

Related:   China International Organ Transplant Center. China International Organ Transplant Center web site. Available from http://en.zoukiishoku.com/

Yeson International Healthcare Network. Transplant Opportunity in China. Yeson International Healthcare Network web site. Available from http://yeson.com/english/Why_China_4.2.htm

Japanese Flock to China for Organ Transplants. David McNeill and Clifford Coonan. Japan Focus. 2006-04-02. Available from http://japanfocus.org/article.asp?id=566

DeLeon E. Transplant Tales: To China and Back. Transplant Tales blog. Available from http://newfilter.blogspot.com/

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — 2005. China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau). U.S. Department of State. 2006-03-08. Available from http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61605.htm

Victims could lose out after doubts about insurance cover. Clare Dyer, John Carvel, and Polly Curtis. The Guardian. 2006-04-17.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1755188,00.html

Scientist reaches deal in U.S. over stolen genetic data. The Japan Times. 2006-04-17.
URL: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20060416b3.html

Drug trial man 'may lose fingers.' BBC News. 2006-04-16.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4914546.stm

Taking the least of you. Rebecca Skloot. The New York Times. 2006-04-16.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/magazine/16tissue.html?ei=5070&en=30071597850b5679&ex=1145851200&pagewanted=all (Free registration required.)

Hospital balks at transplanting kidney found through media plea. Rob Haneisen. MetroWest Daily News. 2006-04-16.
URL: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=127575&format=text

Many Researchers Break the Rules: Study. Amanda Gardner. HealthDay News. 2006-04-13.
URL: http://www.healthday.com/view.cfm?id=532110

Patients warned about unproven spinal surgery. David Cyranoski. Nature. 2006;440:850-851.
URL: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7086/full/440850b.html

Panel to expose fraudulent medical research. Alexandra Smith. The Guardian. 2006-04-12.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,1752301,00.html

Salt in the wound. Glenn McGee. The Scientist. 2006;20(4):26.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/23296/

Parexel Misled Subjects Sickened in London Study, Ethicists Say. David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-04-09.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aG3sg1rIkL4U&refer=columnist_evans

FBI Investigating UCI Liver Transplant Center. Christian Berthelsen. The Los Angeles Times. 2006-04-09.
URL: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-me-uci9apr09,1,5214458.story?coll=la-health-medicine (Free registration required.)

Drug trial firm knew of risk. The Observer. Jo Revill. 2006-04-09.
URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1750055,00.html

Did he die for a $150 trial bonus. The Sunday Telegraph. 2006-04-09.
URL: http://www.sundaytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,9353,18755714-28778,00.html

Related   Smith A, Vollmer-Conna U, Bennett B, Wakefield D, Hickie I, Lloyd A. The relationship between distress and the development of a primary immune response to a novel antigen. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2004;18:65-75. Available from http://www.somasimple.com/pdf_files/distress_immune.pdf

Watchdog 'was given warning on danger of drug trial'. Jeremy Laurance. The Independent. 2006-04-08.
URL: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article356455.ece

Drug trials scrutinized as one goes horribly wrong. Elizabeth Rosenthal. The International Herald Tribune. 2006-04-07.
URL: http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/07/news/drug.php

Drug trial man refuses more tests. BBC Health News. 2006-04-07.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4886480.stm

Guarding the human guinea pigs. John Abramson. The Los Angeles Times. 2006-04-07.
URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-abramson7apr07,0,3726724.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions (Free registration required.)

UK drug trial effects were 'unpredicted'. Alison McCook. The Scientist. 2006-04-06.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23275/

Drug trial company provisionally cleared by medicines regulator. Polly Curtis. The Guardian. 2006-04-06.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,,1747869,00.html

Drugs research in chaos as inquiry finds no reason for failure of trials. Jeremy Laurance. The Independent. 2006-04-06.
URL: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article356019.ece

Scientists are cleared of blame for drug trial that went wrong. Sam Lister. Times Online. 2006-04-06.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2120897,00.html

Drug trial disaster baffles experts, but report clears firm. Jenny Booth and Agencies. Times Online. 2006-04-05.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2120226,00.html

Drugs trial rules are tightened. BBC News Health. 2006-04-05.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4880190.stm

U.K. Regulators Say Parexel Test Conducted Correctly (Update2). Eva von Schaper. Bloomberg News. 2006-04-05.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aIIUuBzbe5dM&refer=uk

Related   Press release: Latest findings on clinical trial suspension. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) 2006-04-05. Available from http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&useSecondary=true&ssDocName=CON2023515&ssTargetNodeId=389

TGN1412 Clinical Trial Documents. Available from http://www.circare.org/foia5/tgn1412.htm

Blood substitute draws praise, fire. Bruce Japsen. Chicago Tribune (republished by the Sun-Sentinel). 2004-04-03.
URL: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/health/chi-0604030135apr03,0,4210529,print.story?coll=sfla-news-science

Drug trial lawyer 'being ignored.' BBC News Health. 2006-04-04.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4877634.stm

Lab Grows Bladders From Cells of Patients. Jeff Donn. Boston (AP). 2006-04-04.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060404/D8GP100GP.html

Drug trial man's fury at ordeal. BBC News Health. 2006-04-01.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4866974.stm


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Last Updated: 2006-06-02

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