Pharmaceutical companies have once again used industry influence to conceal data and make false claims about a high-profile medication.
Today The New York Times reported that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer – the companies behind the anti-clotting drug Xarelto – are responsible for critical laboratory data being left out of a letter published in The New England Journal of Medicine discussing the safety of the medication. Lawyers representing patients suing the two major pharmaceutical companies claim that both corporations were complicit by remaining silent about the data concealed from the publication.
Posted in Bioethics, In the News
Tagged bio-pharmaceuticals, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Clinical Trials, data, Fordham University, medication, New England Journal of Medicine, New York Times, Pharmaceutical, public trust, Science, Vioxx, Xarelto
Dr. Brandon Brown
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
A new video from the University of California Irvine attempts to decrease the stigma attached to HIV through the personal stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Peru. Focusing on the only gay men’s health community center in Peru (Epicentro), the video features the work of Dr. Brandon Brown, the director of the Global Health Research Education and Translation (GHREAT) Initiative in the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine and a Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) fellow.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged AIDS, Brandon Brown, Clinical Trials, Epicentro, Female Sex Workers, FSW, HIV, HPV vaccine, Human papillomavirus, LGBT Ethics, LGBTQ Ethics, Lima, Peru, Sexually transmitted disease, Thomas Coates, University of California Irvine, Vaccines