Every once in a while the tightly controlled corporate news media outlets do slip out the truth. It’s not always given much attention. Sometimes it’s just online and they don’t report it on the nightly news, but they do slip out some truths from time to time. I think it’s to throw us a bone and see who’s paying attention. Clearly, not enough people were when this story broke because this same hideous testing of pharmaceuticals on foster children like lab rats is still happening today.
An excerpt from the 2005 report:
The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It was most widespread in the 1990s as foster care agencies sought treatments for their HIV-infected children that weren’t yet available in the marketplace.
The practice ensured that foster children — mostly poor or minority — received care from world-class researchers at government expense, slowing their rate of death and extending their lives. But it also exposed a vulnerable population to the risks of medical research and drugs that were known to have serious side effects in adults and for which the safety for children was unknown.
Research conducted in 7 states
The research was conducted in at least seven states — Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Colorado and Texas — and involved more than four dozen different studies. The foster children ranged from infants to late teens, according to interviews and government records.
Several studies that enlisted foster children reported patients suffered side effects such as rashes, vomiting and sharp drops in infection-fighting blood cells as they tested antiretroviral drugs to suppress AIDS or other medicines to treat secondary infections.
In one study, researchers reported a “disturbing” higher death rate among children who took higher doses of a drug. That study was unable to determine a safe and effective dosage.
It does not matter if the children in foster care were removed from their homes for good reasons. It does not matter if they have AIDS or another disease that may be useful for a drug trial. No child should be experimented on. What parent in their right mind would willingly sign their child up for a drug trial to be a lab rat? No decent human being would do that to their child.
In a 2011 article in the Journal Pediatrics, researchers discussed the problem of recruiting children for participation in clinical trials for drug testing. Researchers from Ohio State University (Columbus) and Case Western Reserve University, confirm that the US federal government is mandating that children be included in clinical research studies.
Dr. Tishler, PhD, and Dr. Staats Reiss, PhD stated:
“Since 1994, federal guidelines have called for the inclusion of children in clinical studies. Related federal incentives and laws such as the “pediatric rule” (the Pediatric Research Equity Act) and the pediatric exclusivity provision have also been passed to increase the number of pediatric clinical trials launched by pharmaceutical companies. Despite these mandates, the allocations to pediatric clinical trials in federal and private research and development budgets have remained limited. In addition, pediatric researchers continue to experience difficulty locating children and families who are willing to enroll in clinical trials.
Recruitment for pediatric studies is hampered by several factors including ethical concerns with using children as subjects, regulatory oversight that is significantly more restrictive for child trials than for adult trials, a lack of research infrastructure, the need to obtain consent from parents, and the challenge of determining appropriate payments for participation that are not coercive.”
There are two factors that normally limit child participation in medical and drug company research. The first is the requirement for parental consent. Children normally cannot participate unless a parent gives written consent. The second is the normal right that people have to publically speak out in situations where parents and their children are being coerced and compelled to participate in drug company experiments.
So what if the foster kid “stock” doesn’t have any children with certain genetic factors or diseases that researchers are looking for to experiment on? It seems this has gotten much much worse since the 2005 NBC news report. Now they’ve escalated to medically kidnapping kids from loving homes because they may fit the description of the perfect guinea pig a certain facility is looking for to do research/experiment on. Parents who take their children to the ER or urgent care are ending up in horrifying situations and their children are being taken from them for things like daring to ask for a second opinion if a doctor suggests they remove your child’s kidney (yes, that really happened.)
How on earth can anyone even think we are living in a free country when you can no longer decide what’s best for your children especially when it comes to things like medical care? How can these doctors be so arrogant and ignore the fact that the 3rd leading cause of death is medical mistakes and dare to claim they are experts? With the extreme amount of sick people in America today while also being the same country who spends the most on healthcare it is apparent the “experts” are either incompetent or corrupt. No in-between anymore. The statistics speak for themselves.
Allopathic medicine has its place. For times of emergencies. Yet when parents dare to seek alternative treatments that may hurt the profits of the allopathic industry they are using totalitarian tactics to FORCE parents into paying for very expensive medications, treatments, and surgeries.
All the horrors of history are happening today in America. The things the Nazis did in concentration camps are being done out in the open. In hospitals all over this country. Parents before you ever take your child to a facility (hospital, urgent care etc) be sure to research what kind of funding and research that facility is participating in. Your child may be their next guinea pig if they match the genetics related to their research.
Not only has this been going on for a very long time, since the story NBC covered in 2005 it has gotten progressively worse. Much, much worse. Parents need to rise up quickly because this can happen to ANYONE! no one is exempt from the claws of big pharma and their checkbook.