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Bioethics and Research Protections News September 2008

Searching for Clarity: A Primer on Medical Studies. Gina Kolata. The New York Times. 2008-09-29
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/health/30stud.html (Requires free registration)

MMR row doctor spreads fear to US. John Harlow. The Times. 2008-09-28
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article4837798.ece

Controversial Metal Poisoning Therapy Under Investigation After Possible Deaths. NBC6.net 2008-09-30.
URL: http://www.nbc6.net/health/17591094/detail.html

Government probes chelation-heart disease study. Marilynn Marchione. AP. 2008-09-26
URL: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jI1k5Hrp22Ind9eS3jbWYHfJh_BQD93E17L00

Related: Atwood KC, Woeckner E, Baratz RS, Sampson WI. Why the NIH Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Should Be Abandoned. Medscape J Med 2008;10(5):115. Accessed on 2008-06-11 at: http://journal.medscape.com/viewarticle/570625 (Requires free registration)

Index of TACT study documents and related materials on the CIRCARE web site: http://www.circare.org/tact/tactindex.htm

Index of tables of information related to the TACT on the CIRCARE web site: http://www.circare.org/tact/tact_tableindex.htm

TACT Portal Site Archive on the Chelationwatch web site courtesy of Dr. Steve Barrett: http://www.chelationwatch.org/research/tact/index.html [Ed. The public could access the heretofore password protected study web site at http://www.tactnih.com in August; for reasons unknown there was no prompt for login or password.]

Enrollment stopped in NIH-funded trial studying chelation therapy for treatment of CAD. Michael O'Riordan. Medscape News. 2008-09-24: http://test.theheart.org/article/907501.do

ACAM Supports NIH Decision to Suspend TACT Trial. American College for Advancement in Medicine Press Release. Undated. Accessed on 2008-09-27 at: http://tinyurl.com/4ehtpg

ACAM Affirms Commitment to Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy. American College for Advancement in Medicine Press Release. 2008-05-27. Accessed on 2008-09-27 at: http://tinyurl.com/4umdaq

Public Health Advisory and Information on Edetate Disodium (marketed as Endrate and generic products). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2008-01-16. Accessed on 2008-09-27 at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/edetate_disodium/default.htm

National Supply Service Center (NSSC) Important Notice Market Withdrawal. Recall: 2008-008. Class of Recall: Not Yet Classified-Hospital Level. Supplier: Hospira Worldwide Inc. #00108. Product Description: Endrate AMP 150mg 20ml 25's. 2008-01-16. Accessed on 2008-03-29 at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/NSSC/index.asp?module=alerts&opt=2008-008

Docket No. FDA-2008-N-03211 Hospira, Inc., et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of One New Drug Application and Two Abbreviated New Drug Applications. FR Doc E8-1373 Filed 6-11-08. Accessed on 2008-09-25 at: http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/FDA-2008-N-0321-nwl.pdf

Charlatans to the Rescue. Linda Seebach. Wall Street Journal. 2008-09-23
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212979072465559.html

US researchers call off controversial autism study. Carla K. Johnson. AP. 2008-09-17
URL: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080917/D938P9RG3.html


Last Updated: 2009-02-01

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