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Bioethics and Research Protection News April, May, and June 2008

S Africa bans Aids vitamin trials. BBC News. 2008-06-13.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7453449.stm

Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay. Gardiner Harrris and Benedict Carey. 2008-06-08.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/us/08conflict.html (Requires free registration.)

FDA, Facing Criticism, Bars Doctors From Drug Trials (Update 1). Justin Blum. Bloomberg News. 2008-06-06.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=agWbmNWCYwIY

Dan Markingson had delusions. His mother feared that the worst would happen. Then it did. Jeremy Olson and Paul Tosto. Pioneer Press. 2008-05-23.
URL: http://www.twincities.com/ci_9292549

Patient's suicide raises questions. Jeremy Olson and Paul Tosto. Pioneer Press. 2008-05-23.
URL: http://www.twincities.com/ci_9306735

Critics say drug firms' payments to doctors are conflict of interest. Jeremy Olson and Paul Tosto. Pioneer Press. 2008-05-23.
URL: http://www.twincities.com/ci_9316658

Will study staff raise concerns? Pioneer Press. 2008-05-23.
URL: http://www.twincities.com/ci_9306737

Biovail hubris exposed. Roddy Boyd. Fortune Magazine via CCNMoney.com. 2008-05-20.
URL: http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/19/news/companies/boyd_biovail.fortune/?postversion=2008052004

Atwood KC, Woeckner EA, Baratz RS, Sampson WI. Why the NIH Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Should Be Abandoned Medscape J Med. 2008; 10(5): 115. Accessed on 2008-07-21 at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2438277

Clearwater doctor's drug study raises questions. Kris Hundley. St Petersburg Times. 2008-04-18.
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/article463686.ece

Ghostwriters Used in Vioxx Studies, Article Says. Stephanie Saul. The New York Times. 2008-04-15.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/business/15cnd-vioxx.html (Requires free registration.)

Ross JS, Hill KP, Egilman DS, Krumholz HM. Guest Authorship and Ghostwriting in Publications Related to Rofecoxib. JAMA 2008;299(15):1800-1812. Accessed on 2008-04-15 at: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/16/business/VioxxJama.pdf

MMR doctor admits ethics failing. BBC News. 2008-04-11.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7342618.stm

Drug Companies to Reveal Grant Practices. Kevin Freking. AP. 2008-04-11.
URL: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iBmAaXWIMrmklQHBySSjGqIvto7AD8VVHQHG0

FDA Hearings on Stem-Cell Drugs. Alicia Mundy. The Wall Street Journal. 2008-04-10.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120779366925203837.html

Halted drug trial safety concerns. BBC News. 2008-04-08
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7336695.stm

Rep. Barton Seeks Probe In Theft of Computer. Ellen Nakashima and Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 2008-04-03.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/02/AR2008040203371.html (Requires free registration.)

Report Claims Clinical Trials Miss Many Populations. Alan Mozes. HealthDay. 2008-04-03.
URL: http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=614031

Bitter Pill. Phil Dawdy. Willamette Week. 2008-04-02.
URL: http://wweek.com/editorial/3421/10752/


Last Updated: 2008-10-03

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