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Archive for December, 2008

Profits and Ghostwriting

Icon Written by Alex on December 18, 2008 – 9:24 am

A drug company has ghostwritten articles for medical journals about clinical trials results. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) discovered a pattern in which Wyeth pharmaceuticals and DesignWrite, a “medical writing firm,” wrote articles about trials results on Wyeth’s drugs, sent the articles to doctors and researchers for their review, and finally approved or denied any edits […]

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Video: Interview with Alex O’Meara

Icon Written by Alex on December 8, 2008 – 6:56 pm

In this in-depth interview I discuss the business of medical clinical trials and my experience as both a participant and in researching the subject for my upcoming book Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials. I touch on many aspects of the book, including the legal and business perspectives, the personal stories […]

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Global Trials Attracting Attention

Icon Written by Alex on December 3, 2008 – 10:50 pm

Clinical trials in third world and other foreign countries are facing closer examination following several deaths, according to the Wall Street Journal. The article by Shirley S. Wang, Geeta Anand, and Jeanne Whalen, describes the unfortunate and wrenching death of an infant in India who was enrolled in a trial. The story says more scrutiny […]

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