Experiments on army volunteers in Israel will be overseen by the health ministry

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:467
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

Personnel in the Israel Defence Forces who served in tests of antidotes for anthrax, nerve gas, and other toxic substances will soon be protected under supervision of the health ministry.

Clinical trials in the military began more than 35 years ago and have continued to this day without the army’s medical corps informing the participants what pills they are given and the risks.

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel petitioned the High Court of Justice on behalf of soldiers of various ages who took part in the unsupervised experiments without …

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