Harborview to test drug on the unconscious without consent

annas11-150x150Seattle Times
George Annas, School of Public Health

Say you get hit by a car, trip on stairs or slip off a ladder and hit your head. While you’re unconscious, you may be enrolled in a study and injected with a drug researchers at Harborview Medical Center hope will prevent bleeding in your brain…

Expert quote:

“I think the whole concept of doing research on people without consent is bad. I want researchers to take informed consent as seriously as they take their study.”

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