Experts say U.S. is still vulnerable to unethical health research

Unethical medical studies that occurred 40 to 80 years ago still could happen today, despite more than 1,000 rules and regulations to prevent them, reports the Associated Press. Bioethicists and researchers said at a presidential bioethics commission--which was elicited by the government's apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago--that inconsistent rules leave the U.S. vulnerable to such health experiments, which often involved intentionally making healthy people sick. Article