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Bioethics and Research Protections in the News March 2006

Blood substitute raises questions. Julie Bell. The Baltimore Sun. 2006-03-24.
URL: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-hs.blood24mar24,0,2392664.story?track=rss

Related:   Statement regarding PolyHeme. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Press Release. 2006-03-23. Available from http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2006/03_23a_06.html

Drugs trial man 'making progress.' BBC News. 2006-03-26.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4846910.stm

The donor business: The price of eggs. Mary Braid. The Independent. 2006-03-26.
URL: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article353598.ece

Patients Want To Know Results Of Their Clinical Trials. Medical News Today. 2006-03-26.
URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=40160

Parexel Drug Trial Information Should Be Released (Update2). Etain Lavelle and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-24.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=asI2okNBAhRo&refer=columnist_evans

When clinical trials go awry. Arthur Caplan. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2006-03-23.
URL: http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/14163493.htm

Heart recipients' hospital has China death-row link. The Japan Times Online. 2006-03-24.
URL: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20060324a3.html

Researchers Look at Prayer and Healing. Rob Stein. The Washington Post. 2006-03-24.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/23/AR2006032302177.html (Free registration required.)

Four Parexel Patients Improve Enough to Move, Hospital Says. Etain Lavelle and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-22.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=a0mJuknKab6E&refer=columnist_evans

Harper's Magazine gets hornswaggled, whatever that means. Stuart Rennie. Bioethics.net Blog. 2006-03-21.
URL: http://blog.bioethics.net/2006/03/harpers-magazine-gets-hornswaggled.html

Related:   Rebuttal of Celia Harber's AIDS denialist article in Harper's magazine. Gallo R, Geffen N, Gonsalves G, Jefferys R, Kuritzkes DR, Mirken B, Moore JP, Safrit JT. Treatment Action Campaign. 2006-03-04. Available from http://www.tac.org.za/Documents/ErrorsInFarberArticle.pdf

Out Of Control. Celia Farber. Harper's Magazine. 2006-03-01. Edited version posted on the web site of Mindfully.org. Available from http://www.mindfully.org/Health/2006/AIDS-Medical-Corruption1mar06.htm

Reviewers Cite Flaws at Guidant. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2006-03-21.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/21/business/21guidant.html (Free registration required.)

A Hunt for Genes That Betrayed a Desert People. Dina Kraft. The New York Times. 2006-03-21.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/21/science/21bedo.html?pagewanted=all (Free registration required.)

Risky business: Human testing for a profit. Arthur Caplan. MSNBC News. 2006-03-20.
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11927387/from/RS.1/

Rumor, Fear and Fatigue Hinder Final Push to End Polio. Celia W. Dugger and Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2006-03-20.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/international/asia/20polio.html?pagewanted=all (Free registration required.)

Two still critical after drugs trial as police question volunteers. Genevieve Roberts. The Independent. 2006-03-20.
URL: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article352374.ece

Trial drug had affected monkey glands. Staff and Agencies. The Guardian. 2006-03-20.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,,1735131,00.html

Protein differences tied to drug trial reaction. Reuters (courtesy of MSNBC News). 2006-03-20.
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11927319/

Doctors' concern over MS clinic. Sarah Boseley. The Guardian. 2006-03-20.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1734922,00.html

Earlier trials had shown that drug group was highly toxic. Lois Rogers and Isabel Oakeshott. The Sunday Times. 2006-03-19.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2092619,00.html

We need the truth about new drugs, but can we swallow it? The Independent. 2006-03-19.
URL: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article352188.ece

Trial and Terror. Robin McKie and Jo Revill. The Observer. 2006-03-19.
URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,,1734386,00.html

Grassley Asks FDA to Answer Ethicists' Concerns Over Blood Substitute Study. Senator Charles Grassley. Press Release. 2006-03-17. Available from http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2005/prg031706.pdf

C-Path forms drug-testing pact. Joseph Barrios. Arizona Daily Star. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/120448

Drug trial victim 'in long-term coma'. Robert Booth and agencies. The Guardian. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,,1733288,00.html

Drug trial four 'are conscious'. BBC News. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4815780.stm

Scientist defends clinical trials. BBC News. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4815430.stm

Drug trial staff 'acted properly'. BBC News. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4815780.stm

Doctors seek international help in treating victims. Sam Lister and Lewis Smith. The Times. 2006-03-17.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2090146,00.html

Medical researchers caught faking it. Margaret Munro. CanWest News Service (courtesy of the National Post). 2006-03-16.
URL: http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a320fffa-9ff7-48b6-b975-86cdef0b4228&rfp=dta

CMAJ loses most of its Editorial Board. Doug Payne. The Scientist. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23234/

Eleven patients die in Eisai drug trial. Kim Dixon. Chicago (Reuters). 2006-03-16.
URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060316/ts_nm/eisai_aricept_dc

Parexel Drug-Trial Participants Suffer 'Multiple Organ Failure'. Etain Lavelle and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=ag1EKblRAWB8&refer=columnist_evans

Relatives' fury over calamitous drug trial. Sarah Boseley. The Guardian. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,,1731921,00.html

Bush Picks F.D.A. Chief, but Vote Is Unlikely Soon. Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/16/politics/16fda.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin (Free registration required.)

Drug trial student 'worried for friend'. Hannah Goff. BBC News. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4812424.stm


Two drug test men still critical. BBC News. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4811626.stm

'It could have been me.' The Guardian. 2006-03-16.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,1731845,00.html

Two drug trial men critically ill. BBC News. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4808836.stm

Q&A: Drug trials. BBC News. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4808090.stm

'They say he needs a miracle.' BBC News. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4808614.stm

Making a career out of drug tests. Chirag Trivedi. BBC News. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4809322.stm

Two Parexel Drug Trial Patients in Critical Condition (Update5). Aisha Phoenix and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aX9c5XjQEnLU&refer=columnist_evans

Six men in intensive care after drug trial goes wrong. Sarah Boseley. The Guardian. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1731230,00.html?gusrc=rss

Pills test six fight for life. Emma Morton. The Sun. 2006-03-15.
URL: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006120268,00.html

Officials: Substitute Blood Study Unethical. Washington (AP). 2006-03-14.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060313/D8GAV0F8I.html

Related:   FDA Needs to Consider Concerns of Human Research Protection Agency in Blood Substitute Study. Senator Charles Grassley. Press Release. 2006-03-13. Available from http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2005/prg031306.pdf

Attachments to Chairman Grassley's letter. 2006-02-23. Available from http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2005/prg031306attach%20.pdf

Kipnis K, King N MP, Nelson RM. An open letter to IRBs considering Northfield Laboratories' Polyheme trial. AJOB. 2006;15:34. Available from http://www.bioethics.net/journal/pdf/UAJB_A_166837.pdf. Accessibility verified 2006-03-10.

Kipnis K, King N MP, Nelson RM. Trials and errors: barriers to oversight of research conducted under the emergency research consent waiver. IRB: Ethics and Human Research. 2006;28(2):16-19. Available from http://www.thehastingscenter.org/publications/irb/irb.asp. Accessibility verified 2006-03-10. (Free registration required.)

Blood product trials spur FDA meeting. Bruce Japsen. Chicago Tribune. 2006-03-10.
URL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/health/chi-0603100134mar10,1,977273.story?coll=chi-healthmain-utl&ctrack=1&cset=true

Bipolar pill manufacturer on trial in Calgary for failing to have drug number. Judy Monchuk. Calgary (CP). 2006-03-12.
URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20060312/ca_pr_on_he/health_bipolar_pills_2

Related:   McNeilly P. Office for Human Research Protections Determination Letter to the University of Utah. 2002-08-19. Available from http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/detrm_letrs/YR02/aug02e.pdf

Akoury M. Health Canada Notice of Objection/Request for Additional Information to Bonnie J. Kaplan Ph.D. 2001-10-25. Available from http://www.circare.org/FOIA/hc_cta_20020104.pdf

Half a million to join gene bank for life. Robin McKie. The Observer. 2006-03-12.
URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1729238,00.html

20 people test positive for TB after Quebec trial. CTV News. 2006-03-10.
URL: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060310/tb_trial_ap_060310/20060310?hub=Health

SFBC Shares Rise as Earnings Beat Analyst Forecasts (Update5). Michelle Fay Cortez and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-09.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=amT7sf4Ve4k0&refer=columnist_evans

Researchers to Begin Brain Stem Cell Trial. William McCall. Portland, Ore., (AP). 2006-03-10.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060310/D8G8DA088.html

CMA to review journal's governance. Helen Branswell. The Globe and Mail. 2006-03-07.
URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060307.wcmajedit0307/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home

Stem cell work steps forward in San Diego. Terri Somers. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2006-03-07.
URL: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060307/news_1n7embryo.html

SFBC Employees in Montreal Found to Have Latent Tuberculosis. David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-08.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=aiN_Vi9LEQ_k&refer=news

Related:   SFBC International Reports Its Fourth Quarter and Full Year. SFBC International Press Release (Courtesy of Bloomberg News). 2006-03-08. Available from http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=SFCC:US&sid=anljevp87KWw

SFBC Employees in Montreal Found to Have Latent Tuberculosis (Update 3). David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-08. Available from http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aDqK9e4jQVYI&refer=columnist_evans

Faith in 'Miracle Cures' Is Fading in South Korea. Barbara Demick. The Los Angeles Times. 2006-03-05.
URL: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-fg-stemcell5mar05,1,4445367,full.story?coll=la-health-medicine (Free registration required.)

New Drugs Hit the Market, but Promised Trials Go Undone. Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2006-03-04.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/04/national/04drug.html?_r=1&oref=slogin (Free registration required.)

Doctor must stop SA Aids adverts. BBC News. 2006-03-03.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4771448.stm

Related:   AIDS activist seen as greatest figure of moral authority in S. Africa. Stephanie Nolan. The Globe and Mail. 2006-03-06. Available from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060306.wxactivist06_2/BNStory/Science/home

SFBC Shares Plunge After Delay in Earnings Report (Update 4). Angela Zimm and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-03.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aEE0jyEPJro8&refer=columnist_evans

Delayed Mortification. Lawrence Carrel. SmartMoney.com. 2006-03-03.
URL: http://www.smartmoney.com/onedaywonder/index.cfm?story=20060303

FDA: Drug Companies Drop Ball on Studies. Andrew Bridges. Washington AP. 2006-03-03.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060303/D8G49F1GB.html

Related:   CDER 2005107. Report on the Performance of Drug and Biologics Firms in Conducting Postmarketing Commitment Studies; Availability. Pages 10978-10979 [FR Doc. E6-03019]. Available from http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/E6-3019.htm

Gottlieb S. Speech before National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: Industry Roundtable on Expanded Access. 2006-01-06. Available from http://www.fda.gov/oc/speeches/2006/nccs0106.html

Medicare Says It Will Pay, but Patients Say 'No Thanks'. Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 2006-03-03.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/03/business/03lung.html?pagewanted=all (Free registration required.)

SFBC Delays Earnings Release, Withdraws 2006 Forecast (Correct). Angela Zimm and Vivek Shankar. Bloomberg News. 2006-03-02.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=specialreport_index2&sid=axkieE8N3_5E&refer=news

Related:   SFBC International Postpones its Release of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Financial Results; Company to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Review its Financial Results on March 9, 2006. SFBC International Inc. Press Release. 2006-03-02. Available from http://tinyurl.com/oecyt

Two Deaths Linked to Lead-Removal Drug. Mike Stobbe. Atlanta AP. 2006-03-02.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060302/D8G3LLN80.html

Related:   Deaths Associated with Hypocalcemia from Chelation Therapy — Texas, Pennsylvania, and Oregon, 2003–2005. MMWR Weekly. March 3, 2006 / 55(08); 204-207. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5508a3.htm?s_cid=mm5508a3_e. Accessibility verified 2006-03-02.

Universal Stem Cell Principles Proposed. Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 2006-03-02.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/01/AR2006030102112.html (Free registration required.)

Ethicists Blast Study Testing Fake Blood. Lindsey Tanner. Chicago AP. 2006-03-01.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060302/D8G33F10A.html

Related:   Senator Charles Grassley. Press Release and Letter to FDA Commissioner. 2006-02-23. Available from http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2005/prg022306a.pdf.

A Nation of Guinea Pigs. Jennifer Kahn. Wired News. Issue 14.03 2006-03.
URL: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.03/indiadrug.html

Resignations at embattled Canadian journal. Doug Payne. The Scientist. 2006-03-01.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23176/


Last Updated: 2006-05-01

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