June 13, 2016
(U.S. News & World Report) – Burns, 65, of Phoenix, had stumbled into a black hole of medical ethics. There are no rules in the U.S. requiring research organizations to compensate people injured in clinical trials, despite many demands to put such a program into place. No less than three presidential bioethics commissions have tackled the question, starting four decades ago when the Presidential Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research ruled that failing to provide compensation is unjust.
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