Monthly Archives: January 2009

The ICC Investigation – Deaths in Studies with NYC Orphans – AHRP on the VERA Institute Report

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The final report of the VERA Institute investigation commissioned in 2005 by the NYC Administration of Child Services will hardly put to rest the controversy surrounding a 20-year period during which children in foster care were subjected to toxic Phase I and Phase II AIDS drug and vaccine experiments–mostly without parental consent and without the protection of an independent advocate–as mandated by federal regulations in force then and now.
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No Details Allowed – My Interview with Anne Lifflander of the Vera Institute of Justice

WBAI Radio New York on Incarnation Children’s Center Scandal:

Please find below my correspondence with the VERA Institute of Justice, which purported to be doing an investigation into the NIH/ICC orphanage clinical trial scandal. Reading their questions to me, and their refusal of my materials during the interview, you can get a sense of what the VERA Institute accepts, and does not accept in an interview with a journalist:

1. No names, no dates, no files, no interviews, audio, video, no pertinent, relevant, detailed information can be given to a VERA interviewer during a VERA Institute interview.

2. But questions about “feelings” are fine.

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New York Times – Children Die in Aids Drug Trials, but the Drugs are Fine, Fine, Fine

ICC Update – Twenty-five (no, Eighty) deaths in ICC studies – but drugs ‘not to blame’. Vera Report and NY Times come back to save face, once more.

The ongoing non-investigation by the major media into the NIH clinical trials scandal. Try to make sense of the New York Times continual burial of the ICC story:

First, no children died:

“It was seen as one of the great successes of AIDS treatment. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, hundreds of children in New York City were dying of AIDS. The only approved drugs were for adults, and many of the patients were foster children. So doctors obtained permission to include foster children in what they regarded as promising drug trials….”

“[T]here is little evidence that the trials were anything but a medical success.”

That was the line in 2005, when reporter Janny Scott and the New York Times first tried to bury the story.

Now, children have died, but not really.
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