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u06d2 Evaluating Tuskegee – Did the Tuskegee experiment violate the ethical standards regarding human subjects in research during the time period it was initiated? Why or why not? The advisory panel concluded that the Tuskegee Study was "ethically unjustified"--the knowledge gained was sparse when compared with the risks the study posed for its subjects. In October 1972, the panel advised stopping the study at once. A month later, the Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs announced the end of the Tuskegee Study. In the summer of 1973, a class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the study participants and their families. In 1974, a $10 million out-of-court settlement was reached. As part of the settlement, the U.S. government promised to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants. The Tuskegee Health Benefit Program (THBP) was established to provide these services. In 1975, wives, widows and offspring were added to the program. In 1995, the program was expanded to include health as well as medical benefits. The Centers for Disease
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Unformatted text preview: Control and Prevention was given responsibility for the program, where it remains today in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention . The last study participant died in January 2004. The last widow receiving THBP benefits died in January 2009. There are 15 offspring currently receiving medical and health benefits Would this experiment violate today's ethical standards regarding using human subjects in research? If so, which standards? If not, why not? I do not think so because there is procedures that you have to go now. I believe that if you want to become a study case you have to sign paper work saying that you are participating in a certain study. I had a cousin who did it when he had cancer and he sign up for a study in Texas. You are aware that you are participating in a study. Reference: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC 24/7: Saving lives. Protecting People. U. S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee....
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