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Research Protections and Bioethics News January, 2006

Doctors: King was beyond treatment. John Bazemore. Rosarita, Mexico (AP). Courtesy of USA Today. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-01-31-king-condition_x.htm

Mrs. King died at controversial hospital. Alan Judd and Mae Gentry. The Atlanta Journal–Constitution. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/0131kingmedical.html

Coretta Scott King sought care in Mexico. Elliot Spagat. The Mercury News. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/13757520.htm

U of C refutes diabetes coverup. Deborah Tetley. Calgary Herald. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=a2175fba-5488-4d4a-b4d2-1b91117e6b3d&k=55936&p=1

Where Science and Public Policy Intersect, Researchers Offer a Short Lesson on Basics. Cornelia Dean. The New York Times. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/31/science/31cong.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all (Free registration required.)

Diagnosis Time on the Hill. Shailagh Murray and Charles Babington. The Washington Post. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001401.html (Free registration required.)

Concern over 'spare part' babies. BBC News. 2006-01-31.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4663396.stm

Naturopath to stand trial for cancer patient's death. Jessica Su. CourtTV.com. 2006-01-30.
URL: http://www.courttv.com/trials/oconnell/012606_ctv.html

Tests Show Potential for Ricin Vaccine. Randolph E. Schmid. Associated Press (Washington). 2006-01-30.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060131/D8FFC4AO4.html

Tucson pair get prison for bogus Botox. The Arizona Daily Star. 2006-01-27.
URL: http://www.azstarnet.com/business/113223

Fake Research Puts Medical Journals Under Microscope. Amanda Gardner. Healthday. 2006-01-27.
URL: http://www.healthday.com/view.cfm?id=530580

Death by Chelation, Revisited. Kimball Atwood M.D. Health Care Renewal Blog. 2006-01-26.
URL: http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2006/01/death-by-chelation-revisited.html

Related:   Misattributing CAM Errors. Roy M. Poses M.D. Health Care Renewal Blog. 2006-01-20.
URL: http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2006/01/misattributing-cam-errors.html

SFBC's $90 Million of Debt Downgraded by Moody's (Update1). Bloomberg News. 2006-01-25.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=auPQFm02HFLk&refer=news

RX for confusion. Dan Wilcock. Colorado Springs Independent. 2006-01-19-25.
URL: http://www.csindy.com/csindy/2006-01-19/cover.html

Guidant Debated Device Peril. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2006-01-20.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/20/business/20device.html (Free registration required.)

SFBC Says Miami Board Accepts its Plan to Fix Defects (Update 5). Geraldine Ryerson–Cruz. Bloomberg News. 2006-01-19.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=aAE0.HTTbeUU&refer=news

Federal Agency Decides Not to Regulate 'IRB Shopping,' Saying the Research Dodge Appears to Be Uncommon. Jeffrey Brainard. The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2006-01-18.
URL: http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=tXPkjNwksprFkGzyQjk23YcfSc6tGGcY

NIH Halts International AIDS Study. Lauren Neergaard. Associated Press (Washington). 2006-01-18.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060119/D8F7Q8HO0.html

Related:   International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy Superior to Episodic Therapy. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health Press Release. 2006-01-18.
URL: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2006/smart06.htm

Questions and Answers. A Large International HIV/AIDS Study Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (The SMART Study). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. 2006-01-18.
URL: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2006/smartqa06.htm

Drug error, not chelation therapy, killed boy, expert says. Karen Kane. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2006-01-17.
URL: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06018/639721.stm

'Hwang myth' spurs dubious stem cell tests. Kim Sung-tak and Jung Hyo-sik. JoongAng Daily. 2006-01-17.
URL: http://joongangdaily.joins.com/200601/16/200601162220058639900090409041.html

Related:   South Korean Woman Paralyzed for 20 Years Walks After Adult-stem Cell Treatment. Katherine T. Phan. The Christian Post. 2004-12-01.
URL: http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1217/section/south_korean_woman_paralyzed_for_20_years_walks_after_adult-stem_cell_treatment/1.htm

Dogs Excel on Smell Test to Find Cancer. Donald G. McNeil Jr. The New York Times. 2006-01-17.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/17/health/17dog.html (Free registration required.)

Iron Supplements Linked to Malaria Deaths. Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique. 2006-01-16.
URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200601160149.html

Doctor in drug research row quits NHS post. Jo Revill. The UK Observer. 2006-01-15.
URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1686705,00.html

Deception by Researchers Relatively Rare. Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 2006-01-15.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/14/AR2006011400935_pf.html (Free registration required.)

Bolster trust, chase greed away from death's door. Arthur Caplan and Glenn McGee. The Albany Times-Union. 2006-01-15.
URL: http://timesunion.com/AspStories/storyprint.asp?StoryID=439860

Body parts for profit. Ridgely Ochs and Kathleen Kerr. Newsday. 2006-01-15.
URL: http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-liparts154589213jan15,0,2726250,print.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

Human experiment guidelines reviewed. Trevor Stokes. The Scientist. 2006-01-13.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/22946/ (Free registration required.)

Earlier Drug Testing on Humans OKd. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. The Los Angeles Times. 2006-01-13.
URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fda13jan13,0,6606747.story?coll=la-headlines-nation (Free registration required.)

Earlier drug tests on people OKd. Judith Graham. The Chicago Tribune. 2006-01-13.
URL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/health/chi-0601130194jan13,1,4107951.story?ctrack=1&cset=true (Free registration required.)

FDA will expedite drug research. Andrew Bridges. Associated Press/The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2006-01-13.
URL: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/business/13614031.htm (Free registration required.)

Special Online Collection: Hwang et al. and Stem Cell Issues. Science. 2006-01-12. Available from http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/hwang2005/

Patients who unknowingly took part in experiment sue hospital. Akiva Eldar. Haaretz. 2006-01-11.
URL: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/669051.html

Shaking faith in 'scientific' standards. Faye Flam. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2006-01-09.
URL: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/13581025.htm (Free registration required.)

Senator Grassley Comments on Interviews of SFBC Former Executives. House Committee on Finance Press Release. (Courtesy of Bloomberg News.) 2006-10-11.
URL: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=aqx7Mjs4JKtU

Psychiatrist calls for end to 30-year taboo over use of LSD as a medical treatment. Sarah Boseley. UK Guardian Unlimited. 2006-01-11.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,1683781,00.html

New York City Starts To Monitor Diabetics. Rob Stein. The Washington Post. 2006-01-11.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/10/AR2006011001625.html (Free registration required.)

Grassley Says `Things Aren't Right' at SFBC, He Expects Answers. Michael McKee and Kerry Young. Bloomberg News. 2006-01-10.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=aLqQqDuNNeco&refer=news

SFBC Receives Request From SEC on Former Executives (Update3). Avram Goldstein and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-01-10.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=aQxtcxa_MOkU&refer=news

Related:   SFBC International Provides Business Update. Business Wire. (Republished by Bloomberg News.) 2006-01-10.
URL: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=a8Q9hHaq.vKQ

Is this dental diagnosis real? Arlene Weintraub, Amy Barrett, and Susann Rutledge. BusinessWeek Magazine. 2006-01-16. (Posted online on 2006-01-10 ahead of publication.)
URL: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_03/b3967077.htm

Special needs pupils to get fish oil supplements. Press Association (Republished in the UK Guardian Unlimited). 2006-01-09.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,1682435,00.html

Death raises debate. Brandon Keat. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2006-01-07.
URL: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/regional/s_411262.html

Death of 5-year-old boy linked to controversial chelation therapy. Karen Kane. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2006-01-06.
URL: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06006/633541.stm

Drug trial officials quit amid probe. Nicolas van Praet. The Gazette. 2006-01-04.
URL: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=ccd6d80e-da9e-46d7-a618-3bf32a506c49&k=84586

Two top SFBC execs depart firm. John Dorschner. The Miami Herald. 2006-01-04.
URL: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/13543794.htm

Top 2 officials quit drug-test company. Kerry Dooley Young and David Evans. Bloomberg News. Reprinted in The International Herald Tribune. 2006-01-04.
URL: http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/03/business/bxsfbc.php

Clinical trials: concern over liberal permission. The Hindu. 2006-01-03.
URL: http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/03/stories/2006010316521200.htm

A history of problems at SFBC. David Evans. Bloomberg News. Reprinted in The International Herald Tribune. 2006-01-03.
URL: http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/03/business/sfbcweb.php

Attorneys file suit against SFBC. South Florida Business Journal. 2006-01-03.
URL: http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2006/01/02/daily6.html

Related:   The Law Firm Goldman Scarlato & Karon, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit against SFBC International Inc. BusinessWire (Conshohoken, PA), courtesy of Bloomberg News. 2005-01-03.
URL:   http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=aOy8fJ_QnsgMGoldman. Goldman Scarlato & Karon P.C. web site:   http://www.gsk-law.com/

Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against SFBC International Inc. Market Wire (Baltimore, MD), courtesy of Bloomberg News. 2005-01-03.
URL:   http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=ad5yf6cd1t6w

Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit against SFBC International, Inc. Primezone (Hartford, CT), courtesy of Bloomberg News. 2005-01-03.
URL:   http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=azlj6KaT5l8c. Schatz & Nobel, P.C. web site:   http://www.snlaw.net/

Wolf Popper LLC. Wolf Popper LLC files securities fraud class action against SFBC International Inc., Wolf Popper LLC Press Release. Wolf Popper LLC web site. Available at:   http://www.wolfpopper.com/publications/caseUser2.cfm?pubid=876. January 3, 2006. Wolf Popper LLC web site:   http://www.wolfpopper.com/index.cfm

Atagun Serifsoy, On Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly Situated, vs. SFBC International Inc., Lisa Krinsky, Arnold Hantman, and E. Cooper Shamblen. United States District Court Southern District of Florida. Available at:   http://www.wolfpopper.com/publications/pdf/SFBC%20Complaint.pdf. Undated.

SFBC to pay $3.825M for CEO and chairman to depart. South Florida Business Journal. 2006-01-03.
URL: http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2006/01/02/daily1.html?jst=t3_ln_hl

SFBC Loses Two Top Officials Amid U.S. Senate Inquiry (Update 1). David Evans and Kerry Dooley Young. Bloomberg News. 2005-01-03.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=alf2Zw0G1T6E&refer=us

SFBC International Appoints Jeffrey P. McMullen as Chief. BusinessWire (Miami), courtesy of Bloomberg News. 2005-01-03.
URL: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=a.lAX2iu_6Tw

Superfluous Medical Studies Called Into Question. David Brown. The Washington Post. 2006-01-02.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/01/AR2006010100749.html (Free registration required.)

Clinical Inspections, IRBs Face Overhaul. Jill Wechsler. Applied Clinical Trials. 2006-01-01.
URL: http://www.actmagazine.com/appliedclinicaltrials/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=283025

Related:   Food and Drug Administration Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. Meeting of November 4-6, 2005. Briefing Information. Background for Dr. Woodcock's BIMO Presentation. 2005-11-04. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/05/briefing/2005-4193b1_02_BIMO%20Background.pdf
Food and Drug Administration Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. Meeting of November 4-6, 2005. Slides. FDA's New Bioresearch Monitoring Initiaive, Dr. Janet Woodcock. 2006-11-06. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/05/slides/2005-4193s_04_Woodcock%20BiMo.ppt
Food and Drug Administration Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. Meeting of November 4-6, 2005. Transcript. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/05/transcripts/2005-4193t_transcript.pdf

Faster probe sought into research trials. Alicia Mundy and Benjamin J. Romano. The Seattle Times. 2005-12-31.
URL: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/biotech/2002713195_drugsecrets31.html

Files shed light on SFBC's troubles. John Dorschner. The Miami Herald. 2005-12-30.
URL: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/13511187.htm

Related:   FDA Forms 483 issued to SFBC International Inc. CIRCARE web site. Available at:   http://www.circare.org/lex/sfbc483_miamiherald.pdf. Original URL:   http://www.miami.com/multimedia/miami/news/1230sfbc.pdf. December 30, 2005.


Last Updated: 2006-07-28

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