Trauma patients become unwitting guinea pigs in Pittsburgh and beyond

in 2014, George Annas, Newsmakers, School of Public Health
July 27th, 2014

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Hundreds of emergency patients across Western Pennsylvania became human guinea pigs in the past 16 years, enabling doctors to sharpen cardiac arrest, trauma and other crucial treatments in about a dozen clinical trials…

Expert quote:

“We don’t draft people for research. We believe that people are sovereign in their own bodies, and no one should intrude or use their bodies for any purposes except with their consent.”

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