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Bioethics and Research Protections News June 2009

Panel Suggests U.S. Medical Priorities. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-30.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/health/policy/01compare.html (Requires free registration.)

Blood Samples Raise Questions of Privacy. Rob Stein. The Washington Post. 2009-06-30.
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR2009062903118.html (Requires free registration.)

Study Finds Problems With Bone-Growth Products in Neck Surgery. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-30.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/health/01spine.html (Requires free registration.)

Grant System Leads Cancer Researchers to Play It Safe. Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 2009-06-27.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/health/research/28cancer.html (Requires free registration.)

N.Y. to Pay for Eggs for Stem Cell Research. Rob Stein. The Washington Post. 2009-06-26.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/business/17device.html (Requires free registration.)

Medtronic Gets Subpoena Regarding Disputed Study. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-23.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/business/24device.html (Requires free registration.)

Synthes' relationship with surgeons questioned. Miriam Hill. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2009-06-23.
URL: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/48839522.html

Operator of drug trials charged with unlicensed medical practice. Kris Hundley. St. Petersburg Times. 2009-06-23.
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/article1012526.ece

New Inquiry in Surgeon's Bone Study for Army. Duff Wilson. The New York Times. 2009-06-22.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/business/23army.html (Requires free registration.)

Obama Plans to Replace Bush's Bioethics Panel. Nicolas Wade. The New York Times. 2009-06-17.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/us/politics/18ethics.html (Requires free registration.)

$788,000 Paid to Doctor Accused of Faking Study. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-17.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/business/18surgeon.html (Requires free registration.)

Synthes, Medical Device Maker, Accused of Improper Marketing. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-17.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/business/17device.html (Requires free registration.)

Indictment says W. Chester firm tested cement on patients. Miriam Hill and Sam Wood. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2009-06-17.
URL: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/48233472.html

International Medical Device Maker And Four Executives Charged In Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials. United States Department of Justice Press Release. 2009-06-16: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/pae/News/Pr/2009/jun/synthesrelease.pdf

Norian Corporation, Synthes Inc., Michael D. Huggins, Thomas B. Higgins, Richard E. Bohner, John J. Walsh. Criminal No. 09CR00403 USDC Eastern District of PA. 2009-06-16 [Indictment]: http://www.circare.org/lex/09cr00403_indictment.pdf

Ulatowski T. FDA Warning Letter to Synthes, Inc. 2004-11-05: http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2004/ucm146924.htm

FDA Issues For Cause Inspection Following Reports of Three Patient Deaths Associated with Norian XR Device. FDA Enforcement Story 2004: 43 http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ICECI/EnforcementActions/EnforcementStory/EnforcementStoryArchive/UCM091455.pdf

Human clinical trials must be registered. S. Seethalakshmi. The Times of India. 2009-06-15.
URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Human-clinical-trials-must-be-registered/articleshow/4656734.cms

Medtronic Paid Surgeon While He Was in the Army. Barry Meier. The New York Times. 2009-06-12.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/13/business/13device.html (Requires free registration.)

Enrollment Resumes for CHD Chelation-Therapy Trial. Steve Stiles. Medscape/Heartwire. 2009-06-12.
URL: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/704375

Government probes chelation-heart disease study. Marilynn Marchione. Associated Press. 2009-06-10.
URL: http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/06/10/government_probes_chelation_heart_disease_study/

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

Discredited Research Study Stuns an Ex-Army Doctor's Colleagues. Barry Meier and Duff Wilson. The New York Times. 2009-06-05.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/06/business/06surgeon.html (Requires free registration.)


Last Updated: 2009-08-05

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