IDF’s anthrax vaccine trial “violated Helsinki Convention”

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 30 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1325
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

    After an 18 month investigation of a clinical trial in which, from 1999 to 2006, an Israeli developed anthrax vaccine was injected into more than 700 soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), a committee appointed by the Israel Medical Association has released a critical report.

    The 90 page document was released at the end of March by order of the Supreme Court, after the defence ministry opposed its publication.

    The committee, comprising five senior doctors and a former president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, was appointed after Israel’s Channel 2 television investigative programme Uvda (Fact) uncovered the story and described some of the …

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