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Bioethics and Research Protections News July 2009

Pfizer to Pay $75 Million to Settle Trovan-Testing Suit. Joe Stephens. The Washington Post. 2009-07-31.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/30/AR2009073001847.html

UPDATE 1-Pfizer, Nigeria sign $75 mln Trovan settlement. Camillus Eboh. Reuters. 2009-07-30.
URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssHealthcareNews/idUSLU5227420090730

Pfizer, Kano State Reach Settlement Of Trovan Cases. Pfizer, Inc. Press Release. 2009-07-30.
URL: http://preview.tinyurl.com/nwc3rk

Government inspector says drug industry holds undue influence over US medical education. Matthew Perrone. Associated Press. 2009-07-29.
URL: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/51991847.html

Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing: Medical Research and Education: Higher Learning or Higher Earning? 2009-07-29: http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=316410&

Spine Surgeon Didn't Disclose Medtronic Pay in Testimony. David Armstrong and Thomas M. Burton. The Wall Street Journal. 2009-07-29.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124882216054688233.html

Senator Grassley's letter to the University of Minnesota; Medtronic consulting records of David Polly, M.D. appended: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/LetterUniversityMinnesota20090728.pdf

Professor seeking federal research funding didn't reveal ties to device maker Medtronic. Matthew Perrone. Associated Press. 2009-07-29.
URL: http://www.startribune.com/business/51998707.html

2nd Medtronic Consultant Draws Senate's Scrutiny. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-07-28.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/business/29device.html (Requires free registration.)

U surgeon's deals with Medtronic draw fire. Janet Moore. The Star Tribune. 2009-07-28.
URL: http://www.startribune.com/business/51946007.html

NHLBI Stops Study of Treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Due to Safety Concerns. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Press Release. 2009-07-28.
URL: http://public.nhlbi.nih.gov/newsroom/home/GetPressRelease.aspx?id=2650

Clinical Trials for Flu Vaccine Are to Begin Soon. Donald G. McNeil, Jr. The New York Times. 2009-07-22.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/health/23vaccine.html (Requires free registration.)

NCI Tackles Trial Enrollment. Edyta Zielinska. The Scientist. 2009-07-22: http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55833/ (Requires free registration.)

Calls to end animal transplant ban. Adam Cresswell. The Australian. 2009-07-24.
URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25826870-30417,00.html

Living Cell Technologies' Diabetes Clinical Trial Authorized By New Zealand Government. Living Cell Technologies Limited Press Release. 2009-06-25: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155249.php

GTAC Report on LCT Application with Cover Letter 030407. New Zealand Gene Technology Advisory Committee (GTAC) 2007-04-03: http://www.hrc.govt.nz/assets/pdfs/GTAC%20report%20and%20cover%20letter%20030407.pdf

Surgeon Faces Probe of Research. David Armstrong. The Wall Street Journal. 2009-07-22.
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124820990603169725.html

Synthes execs plead guilty to improper testing. Sam Wood. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2009-07-21.
URL: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/51285022.html

HIV circumcision study ends early. BBC News. 2009-07-16.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8154134.stm

Medical School Says Former Army Surgeon Hid Ties to Medtronic. Barry Meier and Duff Wilson. The New York Times. 2009-07-15.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/business/15device.html (Requires free registration.)

Shapiro LJ. Washington University in St. Louis Response to Senator Charles Grassley. 2009-06-23: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/07/14/business/LetterGrassley.pdf

Responses of Washington University in St. Louis to Specific Questions in May 15, 2009 Letter from Senator Charles Grassley to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. 2009-06-24 : http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/07/14/business/WashUResponses.pdf

Rules Will Allow Financing for Old Stem Cell Lines. Gardiner Harris. The New York Times. 2009-07-06.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/science/07stem.html (Requires free registration.)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study. Marilynn Marchione. Associated Press. 2009-07-02.
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090702/D996FVV82.html

Buchanan LR. OHRP Determination Letter to Mount Sinai Medical Center, University of Miami, and Duke University Health System. 2009-05-27: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/detrm_letrs/YR09/may09b.pdf


Last Updated: 2009-09-05

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