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Bioethics and Research Protection News January 2008

Financial Ties Are Cited as Issue in Spine Study. Reed Abelson. The New York Times. 2008-01-30.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/30/business/30spine.html (Requires free registration.)

Questioning the Allure of Putting Cells in the Bank. Andrew Pollack. The New York Times. 2008-01-30.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/health/29stem.html (Requires free registration.)

New lease on life? The ethics of offshoring clinical trials. Andrew Jack. Financial Times. 2008-01-28.
URL: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6c77bb92-cdc7-11dc-9e4e-000077b07658.html

Merck and Schering–Plough Respond To Issues Raised About ENHANCE Clinical Trial. Schering–Plough Press Release. 2008-01-25.
URL: http://www.sch-plough.com/schering_plough/news/release.jsp?releaseID=1100091

'Friendly bacteria' products linked to 24 deaths. Bruno Waterfield. UK Telegraph. 2008-01-25.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/27r2gt

Pancreatic deaths trouble Dutch. BBC News. 2008-01-24.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7206574.stm

24 clinical trial deaths in the Netherlands. Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 2008-01-23.
URL: http://www.radionetherlands.nl/currentaffairs/080123-probiotics-trial-dutch

Related:Probiotics in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (UMC Utrecht; currently recruiting). Accessed on 2008-01-25 at: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00161148

Clinicaltrials.gov lists 84 trial registrations testing probiotics: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=probiotics

Report: UMDNJ placed funding, patients at risk. Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman. Star-Ledger. 2008-01-20.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/24wypb

Many blacks remain wary of clinical trials. Chris Emery and David Kohn. The Baltimore Sun. 2008-01-15.
URL: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.study15jan15,0,3034253.story

Study Reveals Doubt on Drug for Cholesterol. Alex Berenson. The New York Times. 2008-01-15.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/business/15drug.html (Requires free registration.)

A Waiting Trial. Ivan Oransky. The Scientist. 2008;22(1):44.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54071/ (Requires free registration.)

Vitamins for bipolar: cure or quackery? Karen Gram. Vancouver Sun. 2008-01-05.
URL: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=26b385cf-a2a3-4f5f-a5b8-320206496759

China Offers Unproven Medical Treatments. Christopher Bodeen and Alan Scher Zagier. Associated Press. 2008-01-05.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080105/D8TVSHM00.html

Related: Dobkin BH, Curt A, Guest J. Cellular Transplants in China: Observational Study from the Largest Human Experiment in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2006;20(1):5-13. Accessed on 2007-01-13 at: http://nnr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/20/1/5

Plea bolsters kickback case against Mass. medical firm. Alice Dembner. The Boston Globe. 2008-01-04.
URL: http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/articles/2008/01/04/plea_bolsters_kickback_case_against_mass_medical_firm/


Last Updated: 2008-03-20

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