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Panel: US Needs System to Pay Research Subjects

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A review panel looking into a U.S.-funded medical study in Guatemala says the U.S. government should set up a system to compensate research subjects for injuries related to the trials. The International Research Panel made the recommendation Tuesday to U.S. President Barack Obama’s commission on bioethics. The research panel was formed in March to address […]

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US Commission: 1940’s STD Experiments in Guatemala Violated Rights

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. commission says researchers involved with a 1940’s U.S.-funded study in Guatemala deliberately exposed vulnerable individuals to sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea without their consent or knowledge. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues issued its assessment Monday as it prepares to send a report on the matter to […]

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