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Originally posted by they see ALL
If people want to test a drug or something they should ONLY test it on people that VOLUNTEER.
...But they do know something about Kaletra. It causes cancer. It says on the label, that this drug causes cancer in test animals."
These children have a legal guardian, yet that legal guardianship was violated when said guardian refused to enter the child into a drug regimen.
The children at ICC are often orphans with no parent to consent to their being drugged with extremely toxic substances. What is the legal precedent for entering these children, the society’s most needy, in drug studies with toxic substances? This practice gives the impression not of organizations "legally empowered" to care for the children, but of organizations who are exploiting the children’s powerlessness.
The NIH Guidelines clearly mandate that both the child’s "assent" and parent’s permission be given in drug studies – This was not done, according to the interview subjects. In any case, one must ask how a "several month old baby" (see Q6) can assent to a drug trial –
I said, "Do you know what they’re doing to those kids in there? This reminds me of Nazi Germany." He said, "They’re doing wonderful things for these children." I called Albany, the state capital, and talked to Dan Tietz at the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute. He said, "What are we going to do if these little children refuse to take the medication? How are we going to save their lives if we don’t perform this operation?"
The children from ICC are buried in a mass grave at "Gate of Heaven" cemetery, which is the property of New York’s Catholic Archdiocese. This grave site holds the bodies of orphans from any number of catholic institutions and orphanages. This is a mass grave. According to a cemetery representative, the children are buried two or more to a coffin. How many come from ICC? They won’t say.