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10/01/2012 - RESEARCH ETHICS By Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H. NONANIMAL RESEARCH METHODS EPA’s ToxCast Program Expands Nonanimal Testing Since 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency’s ToxCast program has predicted the toxicity of thousands of substances. The program uses computer modeling and in vitro methods instead
Good Medicine Archive
06/13/2011 - 2014 Issues   Reclaiming Traditions, Reclaiming Health: Fighting Diabetes with a New, Old Diet Good Medicine Summer 2014 Vol. XXIII No. 3     Rabies Experiments:  PCRM Experts Call Foul
Human Experimentation: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues
02/27/2011 - The Scandal Unfolds Tuskegee Studies Unnecessary Drugs Mean Unnecessary Experiments
The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines
12/28/2010 - Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
Animal Research on Trial: PCRM Sues Merck over Vioxx Animal Tests
11/22/2010 - When PCRM member Nancy Tufford began taking Vioxx in January 2002, she had no idea that Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, was betting her life on a misleading animal experiment. The drug giant—eager to keep a profitable drug on the market—had decided to rely
Drug Trial Tragedy Traced to Animal Test Failure
11/12/2010 - By John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C. On March 13, 2006, six participants in a London drug trial were sent to the hospital within hours of receiving the first dose of a trial medication. All had multiple organ failure and nearly died, and all may have permanent immun
“MAP” for Improving Drug Testing: Mandatory Alternatives Petition Urges FDA to Require Use of Replacements to Animal Testing
03/01/2008 - By John J. Pippin, M.D. This op-ed was published in the March 1, 2008 issue of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Under fire on several fronts in recent months, the beleaguered FDA is facing particular scrutiny regarding the safety of drugs approved for human use. Recent high-profile drug safety fail

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