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Research Protections and Bioethics News August, 2005

NB: Not all articles remain available on the internet.

Parents of children with autism discuss results of chelation. Virginia Linn. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2005-08-29.
URL: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05241/561879.stm

Spinal Cement Draws Patients and Questions. Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 2005-08-28.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/28/health/28spine.html?pagewanted=all (Requires free registration.)

Autistic boy dies after US therapy visit. Alex Kumi. The UK Guardian. 2005-08-26.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,8363,1556902,00.html

Desperate parents seek autism's cure. Jennifer Levitz. The Providence Journal. 2005-08-26.
URL: http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo_20050827_autism27.226c22ca.html (Requires free registration.)

Boy's death prompts questions about chelation. Jennifer Bails. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2005-08-26.
URL: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/health/s_367627.html

Secrecy of clinical trials shrouds E.V. man's death. Jennifer Ryan. East Valley Tribune. 2005-08-26.
URL: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=46506

Related:   UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Medical Device Alert Ref. Number MDA/2005/046. UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. 2005-07-26. Available from http://www.info.doh.gov.uk/sar/cmopatie.nsf/0/e15eb944c7af1c188025704a003c27d0/$FILE/MDA-2005-046.pdf

Health Agency Tightens Rules Governing Federal Scientists. Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2005-08-26.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/politics/26rules.html (Requires free registration.)

F.D.A. Expanding Inquiry Into Heart-Device Company. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2005-08-25.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/25/business/25guidant.html (Requires free registration.)

Autistic Boy Dies After Unproven Treatment. Jennifer Yates. AP News. 2005-08-25.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050826/D8C75SP00.html

Autistic boy, 5, dies after disputed therapy. Michael Hasch. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2005-08-25.
URL: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/regional/s_367277.html

Boy dies during autism treatment. Karen Kane and Virginia Linn. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2005-08-25.
URL: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05237/559756.stm

Lin A. Class Action Against Pfizer Is Dimissed. New York Law Journal. 2005-08-24. Available from http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1124787914475

Doctors' contracts in focus. Jeffrey Tannenbaum. Bloomberg News (Boston Globe). 2005-08-23.
URL: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2005/08/23/doctors_contracts_in_focus/

Unproved Lyme Disease Tests Prompt Warnings. Dan Hurley and Marc Santora. The New York Times. 2005-08-23.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/health/policy/23lyme.html?pagewanted=all (Requires free registration.)

Medicare Law Prompts a Rush for Lobbyists. Robert Pear. The New York Times. 2005-08-23.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/politics/23health.html?pagewanted=all (Requires free registration.)

Medical Studies and the Average American Kid. Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 2005-08-22.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/21/AR2005082100683_pf.html (Requires free registration.)

Related:   Wendler D, Belsky L, Thompson KM, Emanuel EJ. Quantifying the federal minimal risk standard: implications for pediatric research without a prospect of direct benefit. JAMA. 2005;294(7):826-32. Available from http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/294/7/826 (Requires free registration.)

The Moral–Hazard Myth. Malcolm Gladwell. The New Yorker. 2005-08-22 (posted).
URL: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050829fa_fact

Current Human Protections Not Sufficient; New Law, More Funds Needed, Panel Told. BNA Medical Research Law & Policy Report. Vol. 4, No. 16. 2005-08-17.
URL: http://healthcenter.bna.com/pic2/hc.nsf/id/BNAP-6FDL7L?OpenDocument

Researcher faces review. Xandi Staines. UCLA Daily Bruin. 2005-08-15.
URL: http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=34019

Dangers Of Medical Studies. Sharyl Attkisson. CBS Evening News. 2005-08-15.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/b6ejw (Video clip.)

Related:   If the video link is balky, try this transcript: http://www.circare.org/media/cbseveningnews_20050816.pdf

Becoming a Research Volunteer: It's Your Decision. Office for Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available from http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/outreach/documents/Brochure.htm

What You Should Know About Research Studies. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Available from http://www.jcaho.org/NR/rdonlyres/6DCE201D-78BC-4E36-A673-BC46F42A77F2/0/speakup_research.pdf. 2005-10-05. Accessed 2006-02-01.

Awash in Information, Patients Face a Lonely, Uncertain Road. Jan Hoffman. The New York Times. 2005-08-14.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/health/14patient.html?adxnnl=0&adxnnlx=1123985314-LPicYHJ9t1MmrelqUZYXCA&pagewanted=print (Requires free registration.)

Canadian MP misrepresents data. Marvin Ross. The Scientist. 2005-08-12.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20050812/01/printerfriendly (Requires free registration.)

Cameroon: FHI Ends Clinical Trial of ARV Drug Tenofovir. UN Integrated Regional Information Networks. 2005-08-10.
URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200508100647.html

EPA Devises Rules on the Use of Data From Pesticide Tests on Humans. Juliet Eilperin. The Washington Post. 2005-08-11.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/10/AR2005081001876.html (Requires free registration.)

Bush's bioethicist on stem cell alternatives. Alan Boyle. MSNBC. 2005-08-10.
URL: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8842556/

In Heartland, Stem Cell Research Meets Fierce Opposition. Peter Slevin. The Washington Post. 2005-08-10.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/09/AR2005080900793.html (Requires free registration.)

Noted With Interest. Ceci Connolly. The Washington Post. 2005-08-09.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/08/AR2005080801222.html?sub=AR (Requires free registration.)

Drug researchers leak secrets to Wall St. Luke Timmerman and David Heath. Seattle Times. 2005-08-07.
URL: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/drugsecrets1.html?syndication=rss&source=businesstechnology.xml&items=19

Clinical trials still short of minority patients. Houston AP (USA Today). 2005-08-07.
URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-08-07-drugtrialsminorities_x.htm

More than just a patient's signature. Judy Foreman. The Los Angeles Times. 2005-08-08.
URL: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-he-consent8aug08,1,2259599.column?coll=la-health-medicine (Requires free registration.)

F.D.A. Will Not Release Some Data on Heart Devices. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2005-08-06.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/06/business/06guidant.html? (Requires free registration.)

F.D.A. Responds to Criticism With New Caution. Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2005-08-06.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/06/politics/06fda.html?pagewanted=all (Requires free registration.)

Medical-Device Companies Lack Clinical-Trial Patients. Jim McCartney. Technology News (Saint Paul Pioneer Press). 2005-08-04.
URL: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45226.html

Sticking up for thimerosol. Arthur Allen. Slate. 2005-08-02.
URL: http://slate.msn.com/id/2123647/

One dead guinea pig. Greg Harmon. Houston Press. 2005-07-28.
URL: http://www.houstonpress.com/Issues/2005-07-28/news/feature_print.html

Related:   Rhoads JL. FDA Notice of Initiation of Disqualification Proceedings and Opportunity to Explain to Louis F. Fabre M.D. 2005-01-19. Available from http://www.fda.gov/foi/nidpoe/n33l.pdf

Rhoads JL. FDA Warning Letter to Human Investigation Committee of Texas. 2006-01-23. Available from http://www.fda.gov/foi/warning_letters/g5700d.pdf

Discovery of Stored Fetuses and Stillborns Roils France. John Tagliabue. The New York Times. 2005-08-04.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/04/international/europe/04france.html? (Requires free registration.)

African mistrust of HIV drugs imperils millions. Stephanie Hanes. St. Louis Today. 2005-07-10.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/aoybk


Last Updated: 2007-01-24

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