US Should Create Fund For Research Injuries: Report

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT) -- A presidential panel convened to investigate the U.S.’ sexually transmitted disease experiments on Guatemalans in the 1940s recommended Tuesday that the Obama administration create a program to compensate people for research-related injuries.

The International Research Panel for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says in a report that a no-fault compensation system for people harmed during clinical research like those in Europe and some U.S. research institutions could serve as an alternative to the current tort system.

The federal government revealed last fall...
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