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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) exposed 1,316 premature infants to increased risk of blindness and death as part of a clinical trial - known as the SUPPORT study - without parents of the babies being informed of the risks to their babies.
Jun 14 - Public Citizen Comments on Draft Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki
Jun 14 - Letter to the FDA Opposing Approval of the Sleep Medicine Suvorexant
Jun 13 - Letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius Regarding the SUPPORT Study and Censorship of an NIH Expert
Jun 6 - Testimony to FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management and Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committees Regarding Rosiglitazone Safety
Jun 5 - Statement: The Office for Human Research Protections Reaffirms Main Findings of Inadequate Informed Consent for Premature Baby Study, But Bows to Political Pressure and Puts Enforcement Actions on Hold
Jun 4 - Problems with Office of Inspector General Exclusion Reports Undermine the Usefulness of the National Practitioner Data Bank
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