Johns Hopkins faces further criticism over experiments

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:531
  1. Deborah Josefson,
  2. San Francisco

    The Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland, is facing fresh criticism over its research methods and ethics—this time in relation to a study of different ways of getting rid of lead paint in homes, during which children were knowingly exposed to high levels of lead.

    The centre temporarily lost its licence for research on humans recently after a previously healthy woman died in an asthma study (28 July, p 186).

    Now two families have won the right to pursue a court case against the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which is affiliated to the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, claiming …

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