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Did Western Drug Companies Subject East Germans To Wrongful Medical Trials?
2013-05-15 10:45:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Western drug companies tested pharmaceuticals on more than 50,000 people in the former communist East Germany, several of whom died, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported this week, according to BBC News and other media outlets. Some 600 clinical trials were allegedly conducted in more than 50 hospitals until the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, according to the report, which cited previously unpublished documents that came from...

2013-02-12 12:24:13

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wende Museum's archive of 100,000 artifacts and artworks from the Cold War era--the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world--will open summer 2014 in a new permanent home at the former National Guard Armory building in Culver City, California. The Wende's 75-year lease of the Culver City-owned Armory--a 1950 Cold War modernist structure--will be renovated in three phases, including a future addition of 20,000 square...

2012-08-05 23:03:40

Deeply moved by the hundreds of testimonials from parents and therapists who loved the Bumbo seat, but concerned about what would happen when their children outgrew it, Wartburg Enterprises requested that the manufacturer develop a bigger seat exclusively for special needs children. Because of other products in development, the original makers of the Bumbo could not comply with this request, but they did give Wartburg Enterprises their permission to use the concept of the Bumbo to create...

2012-04-18 20:07:12

International surveys about the depth of people's belief in God reveal vast differences among nations, ranging from 94 percent of people in the Philippines who said they always believed in God, compared to only 13 percent of people in the former East Germany. Yet the surveys found one constant–belief in God is higher among older people, regardless of where they live. A new report on the international surveys, "Belief About God Across Time and Countries," was issued by the General...

2012-01-03 15:00:00

SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MFS Supply, a leading manufacturer and distributor of securing and hardware products for contractors, real estate agents, and property managers has opened a distribution facility in Canada. The new distribution facility will be located in Ontario and will provide real estate products to the more than 100,000 real estate professional across all Canadian provinces. "As we continue to grow and expand, strategically, Canada makes great...

2011-11-09 13:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wende Museum of Culver City, the world's largest archive of the Cold War, will unveil new artwork by street artists D*Face, Herakut, and Retna on the museum's original 40-foot Berlin Wall at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm. The unveiling ceremony, entitled "Behind the Berlin Wall," will be attended by London's D*Face, Germany's Herakut, and L.A.'s Retna and include a sneak preview of The Wende's new...

2009-11-09 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Germans celebrate in Berlin the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. November 9, 1989, marked the beginning of a new era in history. It signaled the beginning of the end of Germany's postwar division and national unity came less than a year later on October 3, 1990. It was also the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a fully united Europe. Germans celebrate this anniversary in a spirit of deep gratitude towards the American people:...

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2009-09-22 10:46:52

An exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being planned in Las Vegas, the Honorary Consul of Germany said Tuesday. The free event is to take place at the Westin Hotel Oct. 3-4. It involves art, history, education and politics, and is open to the public. As Germans celebrate their national holiday on Oct. 3, the event coincides with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin. That remarkable event reunited East and West Germany in 1989 and marked...

2009-09-08 15:05:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 8, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) (www.mc.com), a leading provider of embedded computing systems and software for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, today announced the appointment of Rear Admiral (retired) J. Michael Johnson, the former President and CEO of Recon Optical, Inc., as interim president of its subsidiary, Mercury Federal Systems, Inc. (MFS). Mr. Johnson, a current member of the MFS Board of...

2009-08-25 13:45:00

German reunification has made better progress than reflected in the mood of the population in both the eastern and western parts of the country. Twenty years after the fall of the Wall, the standard of living in the eastern part of the country (formerly GDR) has almost reached that of the western states, according to a study undertaken by Professor Dr. Klaus Schroeder, head of the Research Center on the Socialist Unity Pary (SED) State at Freie Universität.According to this study, the...