unethical medical research

The performing of medical experiments on human subjects against their will or without providing knowledge of therapeutic options

unethical medical research

Biomedical ethics The performing of medical experiments on human subjects against their will or knowledge of therapeutic options. See Helsinki Declaration, Nazi 'science, ' Nuremberg Code of Ethics.
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Create greater global resistance to unethical medical research and unethical use of medical technologies; push for polices and guidelines regarding new technologies that better protect women's health.
And there has been a growing number of investigations into unethical medical research and fraudulent research results exposing patients to risk and undermining the credibility of scientific institutions.
In the world we live in, researchers have reputations to make; IRBs are not always vigilant in protecting the rights and welfare of the research subjects; individuals are sometimes harmed by experimental medicine; and vulnerable populations--ethnic minorities, children, prisoners, and poor people--have always been fair game for unethical medical research.