Are Americans Being Adequately Informed About
May 10, 2001
With Congress and President Bush planning to double
the federal budget for medical research, more patientsincluding
childrenare going to be asked to participate in medical
research studies. The Institute for Health Freedom wants Americans
to become thoroughly informed about possible research risks
and conflicts of interest that may arise in medical studies.
The following articles (including links to "both sides") explore
this important issue and may help you formulate questions
to ask when deciding whether or not to participate in an experimental
study and choosing your medical care.
Uninformed Consent - What patients at 'The Hutch'
weren't told about the experiments in which they died.
Link to a five-part Seattle Times investigative
Continuing Coverage of 'The Hutch'
- The Hutch selects review panel
- Surgeon general: Investigate The Hutch
- Class-action suit filed against 'The Hutch'
- Questions and answers about 'The Hutch'
- Hutch panel to review policies
- Call made for refom in medical research
- And more...
The Hutch's Response - The full, unedited
response from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
to the stories published in the Seattle Times on
March 11, 2001.