Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You
June 4, 2015- Experimental drugs, if proven effective, should be made readily available to these poorer populations, many of whom lack important health care. To what degree should these companies be responsible if experiments kill patients, and should that obligation differ if the patients are American or Ugandan? Companies often require that study patients in the U.S. have sufficient health insurance before enrolling, excluding patients without adequate coverage. But is that unfair?
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Professor of Psychiatry is the author of this article.