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    22-Aug-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 592729

Experts Say Ethical Dilemmas Contribute to "Critical Weaknesses" in FDA Postmarket Oversight

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Ethical challenges are central to persistent “critical weaknesses” in the national system for ensuring drug safety, according to a commentary by former Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee members published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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17-Aug-2012 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 592221

WUSTL Bioethics Expert Weighs in on Human Subject Research

Washington University in St. Louis

The federal government is in the process of revising the regulations that govern most human subject research in the United States. In a “Policy Forum” piece in the Aug. 3 issue of "Science," bioethics expert Rebecca Dresser, JD, the Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and professor of ethics in medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, weighs in with recommendations for changes in the oversight process.

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2-Aug-2012 3:25 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 591172

University of Maryland Finds How to Include 'Hard-to-Reach' Patients in Research Studies

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Report follows earlier precedents, e.g. 1993 law requiring women and minorities to be part of NIH-funded trials.

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5-Jul-2012 10:30 AM EDT
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    21-Jun-2012 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 590595

Parents Seen as Critical Stakeholders in Expanding Newborn Screening

University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine argue that parents should be critical stakeholders in the expansion of newborn screening to include lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs).

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20-Jun-2012 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 590495

Saint Louis University Designs New NIH-Funded Program to Help Institutions Address Research Wrongdoing

Saint Louis University Medical Center

A $500,000 grant to Saint Louis University’s Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics will fund the first ever remediation program to aid institutions when they discover researchers who have engaged in wrongdoing or unprofessional behavior.

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18-Jun-2012 12:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 590331

Skewed Results? Failure to Account for Clinical Trial Drop-Outs Can Lead to Erroneous Findings in Top Medical Journals

University at Buffalo

A new University at Buffalo study of publications in the world’s top five general medical journals finds that when clinical trials do not account for participants who dropped out, results are biased and may even lead to incorrect conclusions.

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13-Jun-2012 12:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 590313

Is it Constitutional for States to Regulate Pharmaceutical Gifts and Meals to Doctors?

Tufts University

Marcia Boumil of Tufts University School of Medicine examines state laws regulating pharmaceutical gifts to doctors and finds that their constitutionality may be in question in light of a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court case from Vermont concerning data mining.

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13-Jun-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 590256

Psychoeducational Intervention Changes Patient Attitudes on Clinical Trials Participation

Moffitt Cancer Center

Seeking ways to change cancer patients’ perceptions and negative attitudes towards clinical trials participation, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center conducted a study offering two different kinds of intervention to two groups of adults with cancer who had not previously been asked to participate in clinical trials. They found a multimedia psychoeducational intervention to be more effective in changing patients’ perceptions and negative attitudes toward clinical trials than standard educational literature.

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12-Jun-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 590083

Have You Heard? Nearly 15 Percent of Work Email Is Gossip

Georgia Institute of Technology

According to some estimates, the average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day. About one out of every seven of those messages, says a new study from Georgia Tech, can be called gossip. Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert of the School of Interactive Computing examined hundreds of thousands of emails from the former Enron corporation and found that 14.7 percent of the emails qualify as office scuttlebutt.

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6-Jun-2012 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 589826

Facts in Scientific Drug Literature May Not Be

University of Illinois at Chicago

A growing concern with fraud and misconduct in published drug studies has led researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research to investigate the extent and reasons for retractions in the research.

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29-May-2012 4:15 PM EDT

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