Re: [Bioethics] Joint Statement by Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius on a 1946-1948 USPHS Study on STDs in Guatemala (clearly unethical)

These two paragraphs below are repulsive lies, and every citizen who has any concern for Human-Rights should demand an end to the CFR! The United States would never have become so corrupt, if they refused dual-citizens to occupy positions in the Federal and State governments. This is all about the Council of Foreign Relations, and the Military-industrial Complex. Any rules and regulations laid out for bio-research never applies to them, and they are lying through their teeth that they consider that project, because of "such abhorrent research practices".
 
This is just a political stunt being pulled off, to play on voters for the November mid-term elections. What Disability-Rights activists need to focus on, is remembering what happens after elections are over. Do NDY and ADAPT remember when around 100 of you got arrested outside the White-House, and it never made National News?–A puny little local station covered the story. Remember the day you confronted CNN at their head-office? How much national and global coverage did you get?
 
Any investigation, or pretended investigation they say they will launch is a fantacy.–Do you know why? These people in this video were researchers on this Phoenix project. Pay attention to what kind of treatment they are getting, for being whistle-blowers, and even just stressing how dangerous the project is.
 
 
 
"We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices.  The conduct exhibited during the study does not represent the values of the United States, or our commitment to human dignity and great respect for the people of Guatemala.  The study is a sad reminder that adequate human subject safeguards did not exist a half-century ago."
"Today, the regulations that govern U.S.-funded human medical research prohibit these kinds of appalling violations. The United States is unwavering in our commitment to ensure that all human medical studies conducted today meet exacting U.S. and international legal and ethical standards.  In the spirit of this commitment to ethical research, we are launching a thorough investigation into the specifics of this case from 1946.  In addition, through the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues we are also convening a body of international experts to review and report on the most effective methods to ensure that all human medical research conducted around the globe today meets rigorous ethical standards."
 
On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Maynard S. Clark <Maynard.Clark@gmail.com> wrote:

 

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From: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services <subscriptions@hhs.gov>
Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Joint Statement by Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius on a 1946-1948 Study

Joint Statement by Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius on a 1946-1948 Study
Fri, 01 Oct 2010 00:01:00 -0500

Following is a joint statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 1, 2010

Contact: HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

Joint Statement by Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius on a 1946-1948 Study

Following is a joint statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948:

The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical. Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health.  We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices.  The conduct exhibited during the study does not represent the values of the United States, or our commitment to human dignity and great respect for the people of Guatemala.  The study is a sad reminder that adequate human subject safeguards did not exist a half-century ago.

Today, the regulations that govern U.S.-funded human medical research prohibit these kinds of appalling violations. The United States is unwavering in our commitment to ensure that all human medical studies conducted today meet exacting U.S. and international legal and ethical standards.  In the spirit of this commitment to ethical research, we are launching a thorough investigation into the specifics of this case from 1946.  In addition, through the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues we are also convening a body of international experts to review and report on the most effective methods to ensure that all human medical research conducted around the globe today meets rigorous ethical standards.

The people of Guatemala are our close friends and neighbors in the Americas.  Our countries partner together on a range of issues, and our people are bound together by shared values, commerce, and by the many Guatemalan Americans who enrich our country.  As we move forward to better understand this appalling event, we reaffirm the importance of our relationship with Guatemala, and our respect for the Guatemalan people, as well as our commitment to the highest standards of ethics in medical research.

TEXT IN SPANISH:

Declaraciones de la secretaria de Estado Hillary Rodham Clinton
y la secretaria de Salud y Servicios Sociales Kathleen Sebelius
 sobre el Estudio de inoculación de enfermedades de transmisión sexual
 del Servicio de Salud Pública de Estados Unidos de 1946 a 1948

El estudio de inoculación de enfermedades de transmisión sexual que se llevó a cabo de 1946 a 1948 en Guatemala claramente fue antiético. Aunque estos sucesos ocurrieron hace más de 64 años, estamos indignados de que tal investigación reprochable haya ocurrido bajo el pretexto de la salud pública.  Lamentamos profundamente que esto haya sucedido y ofrecemos nuestras disculpas a todas las personas que resultaron afectadas por esas abominables prácticas de investigación.  La conducta demostrada durante el estudio no representa los valores de Estados Unidos ni nuestro compromiso con la dignidad humana y el gran respeto hacia el pueblo de Guatemala.  El estudio es un triste recordatorio de que las garantías adecuadas para la investigación en seres humanos no existían hace medio siglo.

En la actualidad, los reglamentos que gobiernan la investigación médica en seres humanos financiada por Estados Unidos prohíben este tipo de violaciones atroces. Estados Unidos es inquebrantable en su compromiso de garantizar que todos los estudios médicos en seres humanos que se realizan en la actualidad, cumplan con las rigurosas normas legales y éticas de Estados Unidos e internacionales.  Bajo el espíritu de este compromiso con la ética investigativa, estamos iniciando una minuciosa investigación con respecto a los detalles de este caso de 1946.  Además, mediante la Comisión Presidencial para el Estudio de Asuntos de Bioética, convocaremos también a un cuerpo de especialistas internacionales para que revise e informe sobre los métodos más eficaces para asegurar que toda investigación médica en seres humanos que se realice en el mundo en la actualidad cumpla con rigurosas normas éticas.

El pueblo de Guatemala es uno de nuestros amigos cercanos y vecinos en las Américas. Nuestros países son socios en una variedad de asuntos y nuestros pueblos están vinculados por valores compartidos, comercio y por los muchos estadounidenses de origen guatemalteco que enriquecen nuestro país.  A medida que avanzamos para comprender mejor este atroz suceso, reiteramos la importancia de nuestra relación con Guatemala y nuestro respeto por el pueblo guatemalteco, así como nuestro compromiso con las normas éticas más exigentes en la investigación médica.

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