New Law Could Eliminate Informed Consent for Human Experimentation With Vaccines and Drugs

They’re talking about a bill here, they’re talking about Section 3024 of this bill and they’re talking about informed consent, and I will play for you what they had to say having to do with vaccines and the 21st Century Cures Act. This speaks to informed consent waiver or alteration for clinical investigations. There, I have to say, are still a lot of discussions going on whether this really will apply to two vaccines for the following reason, this the 21st Century Cures would amend the Food and Drug Act to add an exception from informed consent requirements for those clinical trials that pose no more than minimal risk and there are appropriate safeguards protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of the exam place. Now, for vaccine trials we always have taken the position that these trials do involve more than minimal risks, so this may not be applicable but, again, we have our lawyers, everybody, engaged to really help guide this along.

8 Responses to "New Law Could Eliminate Informed Consent for Human Experimentation With Vaccines and Drugs"

  1. David Baltimore   March 30, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Are we in the US in 2017 or Germany in 39?

  2. Sandra Lee Smith   March 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Informed consent is ALWAYS appropriate and the gov’t that denies that right is skating on very thin ice indeed; playing God with people’s lives. Allergies to ingredients could easily kill; some don’t need a vaccine for a disease already experienced, etc. It’s just simply WRONG to experiment on others’ lives without their informed consent to do so. If I want to take a risk, it’s my right to do so; it’s NOT anyone else’ decision to make with my life!

  3. Phyllis Mason   March 30, 2017 at 11:59 am

    No to Section 3024 or any other legislation that absolves the pharmaceutical industry of responsibility for side effects or negative consequences of any medication.

  4. Louise Gallagher   March 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I am no longer surprised at anything OUR government does to us. The crap about greater good is a fallacy which really means YOU as an individual do not count. There is NO such thing as greater good. I find it hard to accept the hate OUR government has for We the People.

    I have to ask just how many of THEIR children and themselves take these vaccines??? Judging from the stupidity in Washington there may be more than I thought.

  5. brad   March 31, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Additionally – the section says that the Sec has to figure out how to do this WITHOUT VIOLATING CONSENT AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PATIENT at the same time that they are talking about not giving you your rights and informed consent…

  6. Jackie   March 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

    So what do we do about this? How do we fight it?

  7. steven winmill   April 2, 2017 at 8:37 am

    No where in the Constitution does the federal government
    have the authority to get involved in health care of any
    kind. It is a state issue as per the 9th and 10th Amendments.

  8. steven winmill   April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

    The federal government has no authority under the Constitution to get involved with health care of any type. It is a state issue per the 9th and 10th amendments.


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