Tag: Washington DC

FDA – 2012 law now in effect which lifts conflict of interest restrictions on FDA advisory panels

Contact: Kathy Fackelmann kfackelmann@gwu.edu 202-994-8354 George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Conflict-of-interest restrictions needed to ensure strong FDA review Panel members with ties to industry might lead to approval of unsafe drugs, new analysis suggests WASHINGTON, DC—A 2012 law that loosened conflict-of-interest restrictions for […]

Say it ain’t so! The Times of London and other outlets are reporting that Beyonce lip-synced the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Beyonce rumored to have lip-synced anthem at inauguration US singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of US President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)? Beyonce reportedly lip-synced her divalicious rendition […]

America archives its billions of tweets

AFP Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress, repository of the world’s largest collection of books, has set for itself the enormous task of archiving something less weighty and far more ephemeral – Americans’ billions of tweets. The venerable US institution is assembling all of […]

Washington police accused of ‘disturbing’ failures to investigate rape : “37% of reports of serious sexual assault and rape were not being followed up on”

Human Rights Watch to publish report that shows some victims experience fresh trauma from police neglect in rape cases Joanna Walters in New York guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 January 2013 06.00 EST The Women’s Law Project said the situation is ‘a national crisis requiring federal action’. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/Alamy […]

Common household pesticides linked to childhood cancer cases in Washington area : acute lymphoblastic leukemia

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Karen Mallet km463@georgetown.edu 215-514-9751 Georgetown University Medical Center Researchers caution that the study doesn’t prove cause and effect Washington, DC – A new study by researchers at the Georgetown’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center finds a higher level of common household pesticides in […]

Antipsychotic Drugmakers Target Marketing Dollars at D.C. Medicaid Psychiatrists, Study Indicates: Prescribing Antipsychotics to non psychotic Children

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — The D.C. Department of Health (DOH) has released a study by George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services (SPHHS) indicating the high levels of marketing by antipsychotic drug manufacturers to Medicaid psychiatrists in the District of Columbia. Antipsychotics are one […]

Are restrictions to scientific research costing lives? ” doctors and researchers are denied full access “

Contact: Katie Baker katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk 020-732-48719 SAGE Publications Are restrictions to scientific research costing lives? London, UK (05 September 2012) – In ‘Censors on Campus’, Index on Censorship asks whether lives might be saved by making vital research freely available. As malaria expert Bart Knols argues, in some parts […]