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Bioethics and Research Protections in the News May, 2006

UA doctor barred from research on humans. Sheryl Kornman. Tuscon Citizen. 2006-05-31
URL: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/14253.php

Related:   Ulatowski TA. FDA Warning Letter to Paul Fenster M.D. 2006-03-31. Available from http://www.fda.gov/foi/warning_letters/g5765d.pdf

University of Arizona bars Dr Paul E Fenster from clinical research. Shelley Wood. HeartWire / www.theheart.org. 2006-06-08. Available from http://www.theheart.org/article/708475.do (Requires free registration.)

Drug effect blamed in UK trial. Stephen Pincock. The Scientist. 2006-05-25.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23496/

Regulators slam drug trial firm. BBC News. 2006-05-25.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5015224.stm

Related:   Press release: Final report on TGN1412 clinical trial. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. 2006-05-25. Available from http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&useSecondary=true&ssDocName=CON2023822&ssTargetNodeId=389

Investigations into adverse incidents during clinical trials of TGN1412. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. 2006-05-25. Available from http://www.circare.org/foia5/tgn1412rptfinal_20060525.pdf

Doubt cast over drug trial safety. Susan Watts. BBC NewsNight. 2006-05-24.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3681938.stm

AIDS Drug Trial Turned Away. Ariana Eunjung Cha. The Washington Post. 2006-05-22.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/22/AR2006052201190_pf.html (Free registration required.)

SFBC Ordered to Demolish Miami Drug Test Center (Update4). David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-05-18.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aHzr9nBdrUj0&refer=columnist_evans

Local 10 Goes Undercover Into Human Drug-Testing Lab. ABC News Miami Affiliate. 2006-05-18.
URL: http://www.local10.com/news/9236228/detail.html

Doubt cast over drug trial safety. Pallab Ghosh. BBC News. 2006-05-17.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4989810.stm

For-Profit Funding May Bias Clinical Trials. Healthday News (courtesy of Forbes.com). 2006-05-17.
URL: http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/05/16/hscout532732.html

Clinic peddles false hope of cure. Matthew Hill. BBC News. 2006-05-16.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4985230.stm

The New England Journal missed Vioxx warning signs. David Armstrong. The Wall Street Journal (courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). 2006-05-15.
URL: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06135/690336-114.stm

SFBC Shares Plunge After Loss, Cut in 2006 Forecast (Update4). Avram Goldstein and David Evans. Bloomberg News. 2006-05-10.
URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aDVWcEMpWh_4&refer=columnist_evans#

Cleveland Clinic Toughens Policies After Conflict Flap. David Armstrong. The Wall Street Journal. 2006-05-10.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB114720734286048108.html

Anti-fraud physician cleared. David Secko. The Scientist. 2006-05-10.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23416/

South Africa: Minister Missed an Opportunity With Rath. Anso Thom. Health-e. 2006-05-09.
URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200605090292.html

Controversial blood trial continues. Ted Agres. The Scientist. 2006-05-08.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23397/

Grassley asks SEC to step up probe of drug-secret leaks. Alicia Mundy. The Seattle Times. 2006-05-08.
URL: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=drugsecrets&date=20060508&query=grassley

Wrongly Blaming the FDA. William Hubbard. The Washington Post. 2006-05-08.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/07/AR2006050700907.html

Panel Faults Pfizer in '96 Clinical Trial In Nigeria. Joe Stephens. The Washington Post. 2006-05-07.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/06/AR2006050601338.html (Free registration required.)

Related:   Nigerian Ministry of Health. Report of the Investigation Committee on the Clinical Trial of Trovan, By Pfizer, Kano, March 2001. Accessed on 2007-01-21 at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/documents/Clinical_Trial_Report.pdf

Pfizer Statement, 1996 Trovan Clinical Study In Nigeria. Pfizer Press Release. 2006-05-06. Accessed on 2007-01-21 at: http://mediaroom.pfizer.com/index.php?s=press_releases&item=55

Trovan Tablets & Trovan I.V. (Trovafloxacin Mesylate & Alatrofloxacin Mesylate). Company: Pfizer. Application No.: 20-759 & 20-760. Approval Date: 12/18/1997. Available from http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/nda/97/020760a.htm

Persuading Africans To Take Their Herbs With Some Antivirals. Michelle M. Phillips. The Wall Street Journal. 2006-05-05.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114678816321544405.html?mod=health_home_inside_today_left_column

MS woman in stem cell therapy hope. Anna Lindsay. BBC News. 2006-05-05.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4975840.stm

Clinical Trials of Drugs Fewer, Study Says. Mark Kaufman. The Washington Post. 2006-05-03.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/03/AR2005050301268.html (Free registration required.)

Bill Seeks Access to Tax-Funded Research. Rick Weiss. The Washington Post. 2006-05-03.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/02/AR2006050201506.html (Free registration required.)

Cold war. Don Cherry. Macleans. 2006-05-02.
URL: http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/health/article.jsp?content=20060508_126430_126430

Experimental Drug Case Gets Reprieve. Andrew Bridges. Washington (AP). 2006-05-02.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060502/D8HBS4CG9.html

Sick patients need access to drugs sooner: US court. Susan Heavey. Reuters. 2006-05-02.
URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2006-05-02T183405Z_01_N02278283_RTRUKOC_0_US-COURT-FDA.xml

Doctor admits 'trial' on patients. BBC News. 2006-05-02.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/4966578.stm

Infected Data Fraud, Errors Taint Key Study Of Widely Used Sanofi Drug. Anna Wilde Mathews. The Wall Street Journal. 2006-05-01.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB114644463095840108.html. (Free until 2006-05-10.)

Related:   CIRCARE Information Page: Ketek™ / Clinical Trials and FDA Approval. 2006-05-02. Available from http://www.circare.org/foia5/ketek.htm

Stem cell firm uses Swansea ferry to evade Irish block on controversial treatment. Sarah Bosely. The Guardian. 2006-05-01.
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1765017,00.html

Related:   Stem Cell Treatment Fraud Case Indicted. U.S. Department of Justice Press Release. 2006-03-29. Available from http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/press/03-29-06.pdf

United States of America vs. Laura Brown and Stephen Mark van Rooyen aka Mark Dehavillan. Case No. 06CR153. Indictment. 2006-03-28. United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Available from http://www.circare.org/lex/06cr1534_indictment.pdf

Cruel cost of the human egg trade. Antony Barnett and Helena Smith. The Observer. 2006-04-30.
URL: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1764680,00.html

Medical trial victims receive interim payouts. Clare Dyer. The Guardian. 2006-04-29.
URL: http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,1763492,00.html

Stolen body parts linked to patients' illnesses. New York AP courtesy of MSNBC News. 2006-04-28.
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12534958/

Drug Trials: The Dark Side. This World. BBC Two. Paul Kenyon, Producer / Director and Karen O'Connor, Executive Producer. 2006-04-27. Available from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/4924012.stm


Last Updated: 2007-01-21

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