Ethically Impossible: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948

Report released by the US Bioethics Committee on the Public Health Service’s supported research on STDs in Guatemala in the 1940’s – Following the revelation last fall that the PHS supported research on sexually transmitted diseases in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948, President Obama asked the Bioethics Commission to oversee a thorough fact-finding investigation into the studies. Commission staff carefully reviewed … Continue reading Ethically Impossible: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948

ANPRM – Human Subjects Research

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for “Human Subjects Research: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay and Ambiguity for Investigators.” The notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 44512). The Chronicle reported this week that there would … Continue reading ANPRM – Human Subjects Research