Category Archives: Nevirapine

Aids Tots Used as Guinea Pigs

SHOCKING EXPERIMENTS

AIDS TOTS USED AS ‘GUINEA PIGS’
By Douglas Montero

NY Post

“I took the girls out of hell—and the city stole them back”
February 28, 2004

Jacqueline Hoerger will never forget the raid of her Nyack home by foster-care social workers who snatched the two HIV-positive sisters she was trying to adopt.

Her crime: She was accused of neglect by the girls’ doctor of because she refused to give them a potentially dangerous cocktail of high-powered AIDS medications that she felt made them sicker.
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Nevirapine – FDA Summary of Drug alerts -1999

BOXED WARNING:

“SEVERE AND LIFE-THREATENING SKIN REACTIONS (STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME, TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS), INCLUDING FATAL CASES, HAVE OCCURRED IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH VIRAMUNE” Deleted –
Replaced with the following text –

“SEVERE, LIFE-THREATENING SKIN REACTIONS, INCLUDING FATAL CASES, HAVE OCCURRED IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH VIRAMUNE. THESE HAVE INCLUDED CASES OF STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME, TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS, AND HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS CHARACTERIZED BY RASH, CONSTITUTIONAL FINDINGS, AND ORGAN DYSFUNCTION. PATIENTS DEVELOPING SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF SEVERE SKIN REACTIONS OR HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS MUST DISCONTINUE VIRAMUNE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. (see WARNINGS)”

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Gastric Tube for AIDS Drug Adherence in Children

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The study states that Aids doctors want to be able to (and so do) put a tube surgically through the stomachs of children who don’t like to, want to, or can’t swallow their very “unpalatable” FDA Black-Box labeled “Aids Drugs.”

The study notes that drug adherence improves after taking choice out of the equation.

They note that there are only minor complications, such as intravenous antibiotics required to treat infection, and “local site tenderness.”

The study considered children “non-adherent” if they had had “2 visits” to the hospital, “where nonadherence was documented” over the course of one year.

That’s when they became “eligible” for the non-elective surgery.

One “older child” had to quit gymnastics. Children (or their hospital records) were reviewed for one year, and not more.

Children at the Incarnation Children’s Center who had the tubes inserted in their bellies, I was told, over and over and over again, by staff, mothers and teenagers from the place, always deteriorated and did worse than children without the tubes.

Fig. 1. GT button on a child’s abdomen.

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Nevirapine-associated Stevens-Johnson syndrome – The Lancet, February 1998

The Lancet reports NVP toxicity in 1998 [attached]
The Lancet Reports on Skin Eruptions and Nevirapine in 1998

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– Nevirapine Toxicity. Yes, that’s the result of an Aids drug. Yes, we give it to human beings.

A 31-year-old man who was seropositive for HIV-1 was admitted to hospital with a generalised skin eruption accompanied by painful oral and ocular erosions that began 10 days after starting zidovudine [AZT] 300 mg twice daily, lamivudine 150 mg twice daily, and 200 mg nevirapine per day. He was taking no other medications and had no history of drug allergies. On admission his temperature was 39·2ºC.

He had tender oral ulcers and haemorrhagic crusts on his lips (figure). Ophthalmological examination showed limbic subconjunctival haemorrhages and acute conjunctivitis with associated photophobia; however, instillation of fluorescein showed no corneal erosions. There were tender, erythematous, target-like lesions on his trunk, with iris and target lesions on his palms and soles. The anogenital region was spared.

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The major clinical toxicity of nevirapine is a rash, which has been reported in between 32% and 48% of patients. Of 245 patients who received nevirapine in published clinical trials, about 8% developed severe rashes and 1% developed SJS. Continue reading Nevirapine-associated Stevens-Johnson syndrome – The Lancet, February 1998

ANC Today – Nevirapine, drugs & African guinea pigs – December 2004

Letter from the “ANC (African National Congress) Today” on the Nevirapine scandal.

“Michael Hensley said it seemed to him that despite the known adverse effects of the drug, the NIH was very keen to expedite “the implementation of nevirapine in South Africa.” Jesse Jackson wrote that “We should stop discounting the lives of Africans”.” Continue reading ANC Today – Nevirapine, drugs & African guinea pigs – December 2004

Nevirapine and the Risk of Stevens Johnsons Syndrome

Nevirapine and the risk of Stevens±Johns [attached]

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– Nevirapine Toxicity. Yes, that’s the result of an Aids drug. Yes, we give it to human beings.

The characteristics of the 15 patients exposed to nevirapine are presented in Table 1. They were four women and 11 men aged 21±59 years (median, 35 years), 10 were from France, three were from Germany, one was from the Netherlands and one was from Italy. The most recent counts of CD4 cells ranged from 4 to 1033 3 106/l (median, 234 3 106/l).

All patients had mucous membrane erosions. The detachment of epidermis involved 4±55% of the body surface area (median, 25%). One patient died from SJS/TEN overlap. Continue reading Nevirapine and the Risk of Stevens Johnsons Syndrome

Interview with a Pediatric Aids doctor – the ICC Investigation

In May 2003, I began my investigation of the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC), an orphanage in New York City’s Washington Heights that was being used by government (N.I.H.) and pharmaceutical companies as a test center for the standard AIDS drugs – AZT and its analogs, Nevirapine, and the various protease inhibitors. ICC received funding from both government and corporate sponsors to enroll its wards, primarily abandoned children of drug (crack cocaine and heroin) abusers, in NIH clinical trials(1).

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BBC Guinea Pig Kids Transcript

Transcript for the BBC documentary “Guinea Pig Kids.”

With added notes by Liam Scheff.

I have provided a few comments in brackets. The rest is from the BBC transcript of the film.
The Narrator throughout is Amanda St John.

This World – Guinea Pig Kids

Date: 30th November 2004

This script was made from audio tape – any inaccuracies are due to voices being unclear or inaudible

Dr David Rasnick: They were just experimenting, like you had a bunch of lab rats, an unending supply. You had subjects, you had drugs and you were just experimenting, throwing things around.

Boy: [ ed. – this is “Sean” from The House that AIDS Built. He is later called “Carlos” by the film producers. Both are aliases, as per his guardian’s request]
It’s just that I don’t like it when I see my best friends pass away, you know.

Vera Sharav: Would they have done those experiments to their own children? I doubt it.
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