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University must tell patients that they were research “guinea pigs”

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1487
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. New York

    Federal regulators have ordered officials at the University of Missouri at Columbia Medical Center to inform 78 patients who underwent heart surgery there that they were unwitting research subjects.

    The US Office of Human Research Protections ordered the university to notify patients that they were subjects of a randomised trial that compared one method of cardioplegia (stilling the …

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