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Bioethics and Research Protections News February 2009

Anatomy of a Scare. Sharon Begley. Newsweek. 2009-03-02 [Published online: 2009-02-29].
URL: http://www.newsweek.com/id/185853

So. Illinois man seeks stem cell cure in China. Carly O'Keefe. KFVS News. 2009-02-29.
URL: http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=9921173

U.S. Probes Emory Doctor's Glaxo Ties. David Armstrong. The Wall Street Journal. 2009-02-26.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123562069194979361.html

Chairmen Waxman and Stupak Request Study Data for Vytorin. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 2009-02-26.
URL: http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1497&Itemid=93

Drug Maker Is Accused of Fraud. Barry Meier and Benedict Carey. The New York Times. 2009-02-25.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/business/26drug.html (Requires free registration.)

United States Filed Complaint Against Forest Laboratories for Allegedly Violating the False Claims Act. United States Department of Justice Press Release. 2009-02-25.
URL: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma/Press%20Office%20-%20Press%20Release%20Files/Feb2009/ForestPR.html

Medtronic to reveal consulting fees to doctors. Janet Moore. Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2009-02-24.
URL: http://www.startribune.com/business/40263552.html

Outsourcing of Drug Trials Is Faulted. Natasha Singer. The New York Times. 2009-02-18.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/business/19clinic.html (Requires free registration.)

Glickman SW, McHutchison JG, Peterson ED, Cairns CB, Harrington RA, Califf RM, Schulman KA. Ethical and Scientific Implications of the Globalization of Clinical Research. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(8): 816-823. Accessed on 2009-02-17 at: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/8/816

Guilty Pleas in Inquiry Into Stryker's Marketing. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-02-19.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/business/20bone.html (Requires free registration.)

Neuralstem Clinical Trials Put on Hold. Vandana Sinha. Washington Business Journal. 2009-02-20.
URL: http://boston.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2009/02/16/daily91.html

Report: Fetal stem cells trigger tumors in ill boy. Lauran Neergaard. AP. 2009-02-18.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090218/D96DLRO01.html

Amariglio N, Hirshberg A, Scheithauer BW, Cohen Y, Loewenthal R, et al. Donor-Derived Brain Tumor Following Neural Stem Cell Transplantation in an Ataxia Telangiectasia Patient. PLoS Medicine 2009;6(2): e29. Accessed on 2009-02-18 at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000029

Court says vaccine is not to blame for autism. Kevin Freking and Lauran Neergaard. AP. 2009-02-12.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090212/D96A8DIG3.html

Court Says Vaccine Not to Blame for Autism. Donald G. McNeil Jr. The New York Times. 2009-02-12.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/health/13vaccine.html (Requires free registration.)

Willem Kolff, Inventor of Kidney and Heart Machines, Dies at 97, Sandra Blakeslee. The New York Times. 2009-02-12.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/health/13kolff-web.html (Requires free registration.)

The MMR scare: from foolishness to fraud? Michael Fitzpatrick. Spiked Online. 2009-02-10.
URL: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/6194/

Second Stryker sales rep pleads guilty. Eric Convey. Boston Business Journal. 2009-02-10.
URL: http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/02/09/daily29.html

Former Medical Device Company Manager Pleads Guilty to Felony Misbranding. U.S. Department of Justice Press Release. 2009-02-10.
URL: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma/Press%20Office%20-%20Press%20Release%20Files/Feb2009/DemmingPleaPR.html

Justin Demming. Criminal No. 08CR, USDC, MA. (Agreed Statement of Facts in U.S.A. v Justin Demming.) Available from: http://www.circare.org/lex/08cr10379_20090210.pdf

Additional information on the Stryker Biotech case: http://www.circare.org/lex/cases.htm#stryker

Early study shows AIDS-fighting gel promising. Mike Stobbe. AP. 2009-02-09.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090209/D9685HNG2.html

Quintiles to Open Phase I Unit in India. Clinical Trials Today. 2009-02-09.
URL: http://www.clinicaltrialstoday.com/2009/02/quintiles-to-open-phase-i-unit-in-india.html

MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism. Brian Deer. The Times Online. 2009-02-08.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5683671.ece

Hidden records show MMR truth. Brian Deer. The Times Online. 2009-02-08.
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5683643.ece

Legislation would prevent mentally ill patients under commitment from being enrolled in clinical trials. The Pioneer Press. Jeremy Olson. 2009-02-06.
URL: http://www.twincities.com/ci_11640654

Information and Advisory re: An Act Regarding Advertising by Drug Manufacturers and Disclosure of Clinical Trials. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Health and Human Services. Undated.
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/clinical_trials.htm

Ethics and octuplets: Society is responsible. Arthur Caplan. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2009-02-06.
URL: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/39190377.html

In colon cancer drug study, more wasn't better. Stephanie Nano. AP. 2009-02-04.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090205/D9654MC00.html

Harvard will stiffen rules for staff at med school. Liz Kowalczyk. The Boston Globe. 2009-02-03.
URL: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/02/03/harvard_will_stiffen_rules_for_staff_at_med_school/

Daschle Withdraws. Anne E. Kornblut and Paul Kane. The Washington Post. 2009-02-03.
URL: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/02/03/daschle_withdraws.html

Doctors test latest attempt at artificial liver, Lauren Neergaard. AP. 2009-02-03.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090202/D963M1K00.html

Pfizer's Friday of Discontent: Two Suits Revived, Dan Slater. Wall Street Journal Law Blog. 2009-02-02.
URL: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2009/02/02/pfizers-friday-of-discontent-two-suits-revived/


Last Updated: 2009-04-04

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