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2014-06-30 16:29:22

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2012 secret experiment in which Facebook manipulated users' news feed to see whether certain kinds of content made users happy or sad, violated basic research ethics, Consumer Watchdog said today. Results of the experiment, which also involved academic researchers, were published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month. "There is a longstanding rule that research involving human...

2014-05-08 23:10:46

Federal agency responsible for ensuring clinical trials are properly conducted only opened one investigation in all of 2013 and other enforcement activity has significantly declined in recent years, Atlantic Information Services’ Report on Research Compliance exclusively reports in its May issue, based on RRC’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Perhaps chastened by last year’s public battle with the National...

2013-11-05 10:41:44

Johns Hopkins bioethicist Nancy Kass is a guest editor of the AJPH special issue taking a comprehensive look at the current ethical landscape of human subjects research with minority populations Remarkable improvements in the quality of life, prevention and treatment of disease have been made possible through advancements in biomedical research, including clinical trials involving human subjects.  Future progress will depend in large measure on the inclusion of women and racial and ethnic...

2013-04-30 23:22:56

Reforms needed to rebuild public trust in clinical trials There is worldwide concern in the biomedical research community that enrollment in clinical trials is lagging, putting clinical research and consequent benefits to society in jeopardy. Experts explore ways to embed patient voices and values in clinical research in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Clinical trials of new drugs, devices, or procedures require the active participation of human volunteers. Mark A....

2013-03-19 11:42:17

Recommends that multiple steps must be taken before ethical pediatric anthrax vaccine trials can be considered by the US government In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. The Bioethics Commission was responding to a request from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who last...

2012-01-11 23:10:00

Parker Waichman LLP Pledges to Continue its Fight on Behalf of Guatemalans who were Allegedly Infected with Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases In the Course of Non-Consensual Medical Experiments Conducted by U.S. Government Researchers in the 1940s. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, opposes motions recently filed by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss a proposed individual and class action lawsuit seeking reparations...


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