2006: Fake Blood Experiments Without Consent: Is Your City Participating? FDA: Closed Door Meeting

Scientists and entrepreneurs have tried for years to develop a safe and universal blood substitute that did not spoil after 42 days. However, all such efforts have encountered serious safety problems.
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UK Patients Used as Drug ‘Guinea Pigs" Guardian

UK Patients Used as Drug ‘Guinea Pigs”_Guardian Feb 9 2003 Medical fraud experts in the U.K. estimate that one per cent of all drug trials involve fraud, including failure to get proper consent from patients. An investigation by The Guardian / Observer . . . Continue reading →

Vera Sharav: A Profile in Nature Biotechnology

Dr. Marcia Angell, a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and author of The Truth About Drug Companies, describes Sharav as an extraordinarily observant and valuable critic.   "I see her as someone the research establishment badly needs."

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Hearing: Americans Denied Human Right to Say NO to Experimental Research Under FDA Rule

Tomorrow Hearing  FDA’s Emergency Research Rule–CNN News at 8:00 P.M will inform the public about how the FDA Rule impacts on American citizens who can be put at increased risk to test an experimental treatment without their knowledge or consent.

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Grassley to HHS Secretary: OHRP calls Blood Experiment UNETHICAL, Unapprovable

In a blistering letter addressed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Grassley calls upon Michael Leavitt to give “immediate attention” to the serious issues raised by a Northfield Laboratory, non-consensual artificial blood experiment. Continue reading →

AHRP Files Federal Complaint Re: Non-Consensual “Blood Substitute” Experiment on Trauma Patients

This controversial, commercial experiment is being conducted without informed consent in trauma patients who require blood to survive.  PolyHeme is being tested in patients in ambulances and at hospital emergency facilities where these trauma patients are denied life-saving real blood. 
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Despite Undisclosed Deaths, 10 Heart Attacks FDA Allows Blood Substitute Experiment With No Conset

The Wall Street Journal reports: “The FDA is allowing Northfield [Laboratories, Inc] to test its blood substitute without the consent of the trauma patients, who often are unconscious.”
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Ethics of Non-Consensual Human Experimentation — NPR

Ethics of Non-Consensual Human Experimentation – NPR Sat, 20 Mar 2004 Below is a transcript of an NPR discussion about the ethics of a non-consensual artificial blood experiment. The discussion was slanted toward proceeding with highest risk non-consensual experimentation on the basis . . . Continue reading →