Authors: Claire P. Reese, Petra Brhlikova, Allyson M. Pollock Abstract Summary We conducted a critical appraisal of published Phase 2 and 3 efficacy trials in relation to the prevention of cervical cancer in women. Our analysis shows the trials themselves generated significant uncertainties undermining claims of efficacy in these data. There were 12 randomised control […]
Open Letter to FDA Commissioner: Investigate Gardasil Clinical Trials
The following open letter to FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, calling for immediate investigations into many facets of the clinical trials for Gardasil sponsored by Merck was emailed today. If you support this request, please leave a note in the comment section below that includes your name, title, and organization. Help the FDA understand how […]
HPV Vaccine Trials in India: Is Merck above the law?
By Norma Erickson 3 July 2014: As a result of continued investigations regarding clinical trials involving HPV vaccines in India, more allegations of unethical conduct have been lodged against Merck. These allegations pertain to Merck’s recent trials of the new V503 HPV vaccine, a proposed nine valent HPV vaccine. A complete report of the investigation […]
Clinical Trials in India
[SaneVax: Is it any wonder clinical trials in India come under suspicion when they are conducted on the mentally ill or the underprivileged members of society? One has to wonder why legislation to protect the participants in clinical trials has been allowed to remain ‘under discussion’ for over eight years.] Why clinical trials evoke suspicion […]
India: Are Pharmaceutical Companies Abusing Clinical Trial Participants?
[SaneVax: In India during 2010-11, there were 1106 people who died during clinical trials. Only 37 families were compensated for their loss. In 2010, clinical trials of Gardasil and Cervarix were halted after allegations of unethical conduct were raised by local consumer advocates and medical professionals. What is wrong with this picture?] Trial by error By […]
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