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Research Protections and Bioethics News November, 2004

NB: Not all articles remain available on the internet.

Quiet scientist no more. Rita Rubin. USAToday. 2004-11-29.
URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2004-11-29-fda-graham_x.htm

Contracts Keep Drug Research Out of Reach. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2004-11-29.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/29/business/29research.html?oref=login&pagewanted=print&position= (Requires free registration.)

Miracle in a Bottle. Ben Paynter. The Pitch. 2004-11-25.
URL: http://www.pitch.com/issues/2004-11-25/news/feature_print.html

Canadian research compromised? Doug Payne. The Scientist. 2004-11-24.
URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20041124/02 (Requires free registration.)

Drug trial – and error? Jamie Talan. NY Newsday. 2004-11-22.
URL: http://www.nynewsday.com/news/health/ny-hspark214051666nov22,0,5946496.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

Trials of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Kate Fodor. The Scientist. 2004-11-22.
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/yr2004/nov/biobus_041122.html (Requires free registration.)

How did the doctor get away with it? Michael Fitzpatrick. Spiked-Online. 2004-11-19.
URL: http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CA7C7.htm

Related:   MMR – What They Didn't Tell You. Brian Deer. Available from http://briandeer.com/wakefield-deer.htm

Transplant Group Discourages Donor Ads. Laura Mekler. Associated Press. 2004-11-19.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041120/D86F9N6O0.html

Related:   Find more information from the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS). Available from http://www.unos.org/

OPTN / UNOS Board Opposes Solicitation for Deceased Organ Donation. United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS) Press Release. 2004-11-19. Available from http://www.unos.org/news/newsDetail.asp?id=374

Judge rejects SC medical board's request to suspend W. Columbia doctor. Associated Press. 2004-11-19.
URL: http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=2588679&ClientType=Printable

Report slams UBC ethics. Doug Payne. The Scientist. 2004-11-15.
URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20041115/02/ (Free registration required.)

Race-Based Medicine Continued... Nicolas Wade. The New York Times. 2004-11-14.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/weekinreview/14nick.html?oref=login&pagewanted=print&position= (Requires free registration.)

Kingsway Trading Recalls EXPELLIN EXTRACT and CARDIO FLEX Dietary Herbal Supplements Because of Possible Health Risk. FDA Press Release (Recall, Firm Press Release). 2004-11-10.
URL: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kingsway11_04.html

New drug for heart endorsed for blacks. Thomas H. Maugh II. Seattle Times. 2004-11-09.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/5o5xo

Hundreds used as 'drug guinea pigs' BBC News. 2004-11-08.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3992327.stm

Related:   http://www.medicolegal-investigations.com/

Green Light for Medical Devices 'Far Too Easy to Get.' Business Day. 2004-11-08.
URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200411080143.html

Medicare Covers New Treatments With a Catch. Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 2004-11-05.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/health/05medicare.html?pagewanted=print&position= (Requires free registration.)

Related:   Federal Guideline, if Enacted, Would Coerce Human Subjects into Clinical Trials Without Informed Consent. CIRCARE InfoMail. 2005-05-25. Available from http://www.circare.org/im/im25May2005.htm

FDA Acts to Strengthen the Safety Program for Marketed Drugs. FDA Press Release. 2004-11-04.
URL: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2004/NEW01131.html

FDA Warns Consumers That Actra-RX 'Dietary Supplements' Promoted For Sexual Enhancement Contains Undeclared Prescription Drug Ingredient. FDA Talk Paper. 2004-11-02.
URL: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2004/ANS01322.html

'We were suckered in,' widow says of doctor. Cliff Leblanc. The South Carolina Statesman. 2004-11-07.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20041110010107/http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/10120042.htm

Richland Co. coroner investigating W. Columbia doctor for 2nd death. Associated Press. 2004-11-08.
URL: http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=2532684&ClientType=Printable

Secrecy permeates oversight of doctor. Cliff LeBlanc. The South Carolina Statesman. 2004-11-02.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20041116152826/http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/10075062.htm

Doctor's rights vs. disclosure. John Monk. The South Carolina Statesman. 2004-10-17.
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20041110003120/http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9937460.htm

Death Puts Spotlight on a Doctor and Regulators. Adam Litwak. The New York Times. 2004-10-06.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/06/national/06doctor.html?pagewanted=print&position= (Requires free registration.)

Related:   Lepay DA. FDA Warning Letter to International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation Inc. Institutional Review Board. 1997-06-02. Available from http://www.fda.gov/foi/warning_letters/m962n.pdf


Last Updated: 2006-07-29

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