Vera Hassner Sharav

26 Apr (NYT) – One summer night in 2011, a tall, 40-something professor named Diederik Stapel stepped out of his elegant brick house in the Dutch city of Tilburg to visit a friend around the corner. It was close to midnight, but his colleague Marcel Zeelenberg had called and texted Stapel that evening to say that he wanted to see him about an urgent ma (more…)

    15 Apr (AHRP) 4,500 vulnerable premature babies are being sought as guinea pigs in 7 government-funded experiments being conducted by the National Research Network–the same Network that conducted the lethal oxygen experiment. (more…)


    20 Mar (AHRP) -The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its “[ ] Pediatric Research on Medical Countermeasures” Report and recommendations, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  The Report and the Commission Chair, Dr. Amy Gutmann, who presided over a press teleconference took great pains to convey the impression that above all, “the safety of children” and highest ethical standards must be upheld. (more…)


    03 Jan  (AHRP) –  “Unfortunately, the entire evidence base has been perverted,” said Joseph Ross, a professor at Yale Medical School who has studied the issue.   Commercially corrupted medicine is the leading cause of death in the US—and it is bankrupting the US budget.  The Washington Post is addressing both issues in a powerful hard hitting investigative series by Peter Whoriskey titled: Can Medical Research Be Trusted? (more…)


    12 Nov (AHRP) – Dr. Lucija Tomjenovic, a post-doctoral biochemist at the University of British Columbia School of Medicine, presented an abstract at the International Conference on Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials held in Chicago (October, 2012). The abstract of a detailed scientific paper about to be published by the Open Access publication OMICS, describes the abnormal autoimmune response (more…)


    05 Nov  (AHRP) – Respected international scientists who examined the evidence, concluded that annual influenza campaigns are likely an utter waste of time and money.”  But officials at the US Centers for Disease Control disregard science and accept commercial propaganda as their guide for (more…)


    07 Oct (AHRP) – The US infant vaccine schedule is the most aggressive in the world. US infants are subjected from birth to the highest number of vaccines—26 doses before age one—and 36 doses by age 5.[1] Vaccines pose risks—some infants have suffered severe allergic reactions, brain damage (encephalopathy), seizures, and death. (more…)


    07 Oct (AHRP) –  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs.  FDA’s contribution to the epidemic; Big Pharma’s business model:  manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda. (more…)

    07 Oct (AHRP) –   America’s commercially profitable healthcare system is wasteful, inefficient and exceedingly harmful. Medical interventions are the third Leading cause of death. (more…)


    6 June (AHRP) – A dust storm is being kicked up following the announcement at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology of the early suspension of Johnson & Johnson’s drug trial testing its prostate cancer drug, aribraterone (Zytiga).  The decision to suspend the trial is viewed as highly questionable, raising disturbing questions about (more…)


    11 May (AHRP) – The US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit has overturned a summary judgement by a lower court ordering a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Kenneth Jones against Harvard Medical School, its teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts (more…)


    AHRP – For two decades, medical professionals, the public, and public health policy officials who determine the allocation of public funds for healthcare, have been misled about the safety (more…)


    Newer antidepressants may increase the risk of serious health problems in older people compared to older pills, researchers say.  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more likely to cause death and issues such as heart attack, stroke, falls and seizures (more…)


    AHRP – “From the start, the [Tri-University Schizophrenia Practice Guidelines] project subverted scientific integrity, appearing to be a purely scientific venture when it was at its core, a marketing venture for Risperdal.” (more…)


    18 May|AHRP – Public Citizen has petitioned FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg MD to immediately remove Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept  23 mg dose from the market because of serious (more…)


    13 May|AHRP – The Alliance for Human Research Protection campaign against the overuse, misuse, and frankly abusive use of antipsychotic drugs now has the support of one of the most prominent neurologists in the US. (more…)


    25 Mar AHRP – In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that investors have a right to sue a company for its failure to disclose reports of adverse drug effects to shareholders – even if those reports do not rise to the level of “statistical significance.” (more…)


    AHRP – The authoritative expert who chaired the DSM-IV revision has become a formidable critic whose publicly expressed views about psychiatry’s diagnostic assessments and prescribed treatments–mostly chemical interventions–validate the criticism expressed by the Alliance for Human Research Protection for more than a dozen years. (more…)


    14 Feb AHRP – Why did the BMJ fail to disclose its partnership agreement with Merck, major vaccine manufacturer–13 vaccines, including the controversial MMR vaccine? (more…)


    20 Jan | AHRP – CBS News reports about “yet another vaccine injury case you probably won’t hear much about… the tragic death of little Elias Tembenis.”   According to court and medical records, Elias was born on Aug. 23, 2000 and appeared healthy until (more…)


    27 Dec | AHRP – The disturbing circumstances surrounding the enrollment and subsequent suicide of Dan Markingson (2004) after he was given an experimental antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, as a test subject in AstraZeneca’s CAFE trial – having been enrolled while (more…)


    25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause (more…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    17 DecAHRP – In 2008, 6,485 trials were conducted off shore with almost no FDA oversight. Seventy-eight percent of all human test subjects were enrolled at foreign sites.  A disturbing report by the Inspector General of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, “Challenges to FDA’s Ability To Monitor and Inspect Foreign Clinical Trials,” issued in June, 2010, (more…)


    13 Nov – We are no longer “blowing in the wind.”   A growing number of prominent physician-scientists, including several former journal editors, and New York Times columnists, have written sobering critiques about the corrupting impact pharmaceutical industry influence has had on medicine.


    07 Oct (AHRP) – The US infant vaccine schedule is the most aggressive in the world. US infants are subjected from birth to the highest number of vaccines—26 doses before age one—and 36 doses by age 5.[1] Vaccines pose risks—some infants have suffered severe allergic reactions, brain damage (encephalopathy), seizures, and death. (more…)


    07 Oct (AHRP) –  What Do We Get for All That Money?  A preventable epidemic of injury and death from prescription drugs.  FDA’s contribution to the epidemic; Big Pharma’s business model:  manufactured myths, propaganda and a hidden agenda. (more…)

    07 Oct (AHRP) –   America’s commercially profitable healthcare system is wasteful, inefficient and exceedingly harmful. Medical interventions are the third Leading cause of death. (more…)


    6 June (AHRP) – A dust storm is being kicked up following the announcement at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology of the early suspension of Johnson & Johnson’s drug trial testing its prostate cancer drug, aribraterone (Zytiga).  The decision to suspend the trial is viewed as highly questionable, raising disturbing questions about (more…)


    11 May (AHRP) – The US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit has overturned a summary judgement by a lower court ordering a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Kenneth Jones against Harvard Medical School, its teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts (more…)


    AHRP – For two decades, medical professionals, the public, and public health policy officials who determine the allocation of public funds for healthcare, have been misled about the safety (more…)


    Newer antidepressants may increase the risk of serious health problems in older people compared to older pills, researchers say.  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more likely to cause death and issues such as heart attack, stroke, falls and seizures (more…)


    AHRP – “From the start, the [Tri-University Schizophrenia Practice Guidelines] project subverted scientific integrity, appearing to be a purely scientific venture when it was at its core, a marketing venture for Risperdal.” (more…)


    18 May|AHRP – Public Citizen has petitioned FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg MD to immediately remove Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept  23 mg dose from the market because of serious (more…)


    13 May|AHRP – The Alliance for Human Research Protection campaign against the overuse, misuse, and frankly abusive use of antipsychotic drugs now has the support of one of the most prominent neurologists in the US. (more…)


    25 Mar AHRP – In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that investors have a right to sue a company for its failure to disclose reports of adverse drug effects to shareholders – even if those reports do not rise to the level of “statistical significance.” (more…)


    AHRP – The authoritative expert who chaired the DSM-IV revision has become a formidable critic whose publicly expressed views about psychiatry’s diagnostic assessments and prescribed treatments–mostly chemical interventions–validate the criticism expressed by the Alliance for Human Research Protection for more than a dozen years. (more…)


    14 Feb AHRP – Why did the BMJ fail to disclose its partnership agreement with Merck, major vaccine manufacturer–13 vaccines, including the controversial MMR vaccine? (more…)


    20 Jan | AHRP – CBS News reports about “yet another vaccine injury case you probably won’t hear much about… the tragic death of little Elias Tembenis.”   According to court and medical records, Elias was born on Aug. 23, 2000 and appeared healthy until (more…)


    27 Dec | AHRP – The disturbing circumstances surrounding the enrollment and subsequent suicide of Dan Markingson (2004) after he was given an experimental antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, as a test subject in AstraZeneca’s CAFE trial – having been enrolled while (more…)


    25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause (more…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    17 DecAHRP – In 2008, 6,485 trials were conducted off shore with almost no FDA oversight. Seventy-eight percent of all human test subjects were enrolled at foreign sites.  A disturbing report by the Inspector General of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, “Challenges to FDA’s Ability To Monitor and Inspect Foreign Clinical Trials,” issued in June, 2010, (more…)


    13 Nov – We are no longer “blowing in the wind.”   A growing number of prominent physician-scientists, including several former journal editors, and New York Times columnists, have written sobering critiques about the corrupting impact pharmaceutical industry influence has had on medicine.


    30 Aug 2010An editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine, by its editor Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., and Alastair J.J. Wood, M.D. calls attention to the fact that pharmaceutical companies have tampered with the independent function of the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) and have planted promotional reports in The NEJM–and other (more…)


    In 2009, Anesthesiology News reported that a 2008 audit at Baystate Medical Center uncovered “one of the largest research frauds in history” committed by anesthesiologist Scott (more…)


    26 July:  Ana Cantu was a human guinea pig in a drug trial for $4,800:  “The study started out with 20 subjects… For about a week there were 14 subjects.  Then they started dropping… Now, we’re down to 7.” (more…)


    The majority of persons who committed suicide in Sweden in 2007 had received extensive treatment with psychiatric drugs within a year of committing suicide.  In this independent report, reporter Janne Larsson analyzes the 2007 suicide data documented by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) and from the regional (more…)


    Vera Sharav of the Alliance for Human Research Protection asks why the discovery of defective cars are front page news while defective FDA-approved prescription drugs are accepted as part of life’s risk: (more…)


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