Chemically Induced Psychosis Experiments

Chemically Induced Psychosis Experiments: An Inhumane Paradigm in Psychiatric Research Congressional Testimony submitted by Vera Sharav * February 2, 2000 Statement For the Record Submitted To U.S. Senate Sub-Committee: Public Health & Safety of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee . . . Continue reading →

Chemically Induced Psychosis Experiments: An Inhumane Paradigm in Psychiatric Research


Congressional Testimony submitted by Vera Sharav

Statement For the Record Submitted to
The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee: Public Health & Safety of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Hearing

Our efforts helped bring to public attention major medical ethics violations in Federally-funded research in which uninformed, vulnerable American citizens are put at high risks without justification. As a result, such individuals have often suffered severe consequences – some have lost their lives unnecessarily. Based on the evidence – including testimonies by families and patients – we believe five factors contribute to unethical human experiments:

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