Foster Kids Exploited in Aids Research

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New York City councilman BILL PERKINS:

[Administration for Children's Services] grossly misled us in terms of the numbers of children that were participating in these experiments. They originally said only 76. Last week they informed me that there were over 465, and could not even indicate as to whether there were – that number was going to grow even larger.

That gross misrepresentation leads one to believe that maybe there are similar gross misrepresentations with regard to the total clinical trials protocols and program, and therefore, an investigation has to take place, an independent investigation, not a review of what happened, but rather an investigation of what happened, in order to assure the public that what took place was in the best interest of the children. And, in fact, one cannot assume that that was the case.

3 comments:

Hoodlumman said...

You forgot to blame this on Bush. The buck stops somewhere.

Rob B. said...

"The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It was most widespread in the 1990s as foster care agencies sought treatments for their HIV-infected children that weren't yet available in the marketplace."

No blame if most of it happened in the 90's because as we all know Clinton was the teflon President.

Anonymous said...

Did any branches of AIDS research know about this? I would find it hard to believe given the type of people involved. Yes we are always looking to raise more money for AIDS research, but nobody would ever condone a study like this.

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