Trust Digest 157 (September 19, 2016)
New U.S. Rule to Expand Requirements for Publication of Clinical Trials
Federal health officials will soon be requiring scientists and companies to make public more details of a broader range of medical research studies, even if the results are disappointing to the researchers or to companies sponsoring the research.
Key Words: Clinical trials, Department of Health and Human Services
Trust Issues: Adjustment, Capability, Integrity
FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
Key Words: Muscular Dystrophy, FDA
Trust Issues: Transparency, Adjustment
GSK cuts vaccine price for refugees, bowing to pressure
GlaxoSmithKline is cutting the price charged for its pneumococcal vaccine when given to refugees, following complaints about the product’s “exorbitant” cost by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Key Words: GSK, pneumococcal vaccine, refugees
Trust Issues: Benevolent Concern, Capability
Cellphone Alerts Used in New York to Search for Bombing Suspect
For what is believed to be the first time, the nation’s Wireless Emergency Alerts system was deployed as an electronic wanted poster, identifying a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey.
Key Words: Cellphone alerts, bombing suspects
Trust Issues: Communications, Innovation, Security
Plea talks in FIFA bribery case, U.S. trial date set
Several defendants in a wide-ranging corruption case involving soccer’s global governing body FIFA are in talks on possible please, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.
Key Words: FIFA, bribery, U.S.
Trust Issues: Honesty, Integrity
World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis
With more people forced to flee their homes that at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe.
Key Words: UN, refugee crisis
Trust Issues: Risk Tolerance, Adjustment, Benevolent Concern
The Latest: Russia: Rebel violations threaten Syria truce
The Latest on the developments in Syria, where a Russia-U.S.-brokered cease-fire, now in its seventh day, is hanging in the balance after numerous violations.
Key Words: Syria truce, Russia, U.S.
Trust Issues: Conflict of Interests, Risk Tolerance, Security