Clinical trial

Doubts cast on credibility of some published clinical trials: “a remarkable 93 percent of 2235 so-called RCTs published in some Chinese medical journals during 1994 to 2005 was flawed”

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Charlotte Webber charlotte.webber@biomedcentral.com 44-078-253-17342 BioMed Central This release is available in Chinese. Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) are considered the ‘gold standard’ research method for assessing new medical treatments.  But research published in BioMed Central’s… Read More ›

Questions of ethics and quality cloud globalization of clinical trials: Same drug in different populations could produce markedly different results

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michelle Gailiun michelle.gailiun@duke.edu 919-724-5343 Duke University Medical Center DURHAM, N.C. – Top-tier U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies are moving their clinical trials overseas at warp speed, raising questions about ethics, quality control, and even the scientific… Read More ›

Pneumococcal vaccine does not appear to protect against pneumonia: ” a systematic review and meta-analysis, looked at 22 clinical trials, reviews and meta-analyses and more than 100,000 participants “

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Kim Barnhardt kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca 613-731-8610 x2224 Canadian Medical Association Journal Commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to be effective for preventing pneumonia, found a study by a team of researchers from Switzerland and… Read More ›

Toxic drugs, toxic system: Sociologist predicts drug disasters “Drug disasters are literally built into the current system of drug testing and approvals in the United States,”

Repost 2008 Contact: Jackie Cooper jcooper@asanet.org 202-247-9871 American Sociological Association Study says harm from prescription drugs growing, cites fatal flaws in drug testing, approval and marketing BOSTON — Americans are likely to be exposed to unacceptable side effects of FDA-approved… Read More ›

St. Jude develops vaccine against potential pandemic influenza virus H5N1 using reverse genetics (Using H1N1, requested repost 2003)

Contact: Bonnie Cameron bonnie.cameron@stjude.org 901-495-4815 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Special modification of reverse genetics created at St. Jude allowed vaccine to be custom-made within weeks of emergence of virus (MEMPHIS, TENN.–April 2, 2003) Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research… Read More ›