New York City Council Members Call for Investigation Into Research Involving HIV-Positive Foster Children
March 2, 2004
Three New York City Council members on Sunday called for an investigation into research involving HIV-positive foster children, the New York Post reports (Montero, New York Post, 3/1). The Post on Sunday reported that 50 HIV-positive foster children from Manhattan's Incarnation Children's Center were involved in 13 clinical trials -- some of which involved combination antiretroviral drug therapy -- that were funded by federal grants and pharmaceutical companies. The children were sent to ICC by the city's Administration for Children's Services. ACS requires parental consent for children to be involved in medical studies; however, if a parent cannot be located, the decision is made by ACS' medical and legal divisions, and its commissioner, according to the Post. The state Department of Health has begun an investigation into the studies involving HIV-positive children, the Post reports (Montero, New York Post, 2/29). The studies were "abruptly halted" in 2002, and officials from ACS and New York-Presbyterian Medical Center -- which was involved in some of the studies -- did not disclose whether any children were "hurt or killed" during the studies, the Post reports.
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