Use of Prisoners in Drug Trials - page 2

Is it ethical? Do they really have informed consent? This two page article reviews some history, and argues pros and cons:... Read More

  1. by   nursetim
    y'all know they are a protected population, right? That said, I had a CJ teacher that thought condemned prisoners should be shipped off to an island and given the finest food and accomodations. Then when a person needs an organ you have a source. Yes violent prisoners should be used for drug testing and paid the going rate, that money then goes to victims or their families.
  2. by   madwife2002
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I know of a former prisoner who was offered money to brush his teeth with a certain toothpaste for a specified time period by a well-known comsumer products company. This brand of toothpaste had not been sold to stores and was still in the trial period. Within two weeks this prisoner had lost every single one of his teeth.
    I agree with Steph how did that happen-was it investigated?

    I understand that this is a very hot thread but how interesting to read everybodies views. I for one feel we mustn't loose sight of the basic rights of the prisoners no matter what crime has been committed as then we may loose sight of ourselves as decent human beings, who commit no crime against others- If we forced these 'criminals' to undertake scientific experiments that could cause or inflinct pain and suffering upon them, would we not be the criminals then?

    Just my worth
  3. by   MrsMommaRN
    Quote from nursetim
    yes violent prisoners should be used for drug testing and paid the going rate, that money then goes to victims or their families.:d
    love the idea!!! at least they can do something to help their victims and/or their families out.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    ... Never mind...

    I think most of us are simply venting. Some crimes are just so unspeakably awful that it is hard to have empathy/sympathy for the criminals.

    steph
  5. by   prmenrs
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I know of a former prisoner who was offered money to brush his teeth with a certain toothpaste for a specified time period by a well-known comsumer products company. This brand of toothpaste had not been sold to stores and was still in the trial period. Within two weeks this prisoner had lost every single one of his teeth.


    ?Urban Legend?? Sounds very fishy.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from prmenrs
    ?Urban Legend?? Sounds very fishy.
    That is what I was gonna say - I just spent two weeks with some dentists pulling teeth and the roots can be an inch deep and very difficult to pull - so to say they fall out in two weeks is questionable to me too . . . . heading off to snopes.com . . .


    steph
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from prmenrs
    ?Urban Legend??
    Quite possibly.
  8. by   Otessa
    You may need to review the Belmont report. Your hospital should also have an IRB that may be able to give you some info.
  9. by   Otessa
    "voluntary" may be subjective especially if there is possible coercion from an authority figure.

    youall may need to read about the rights of human subjects in research trials.....
  10. by   grace90
    Quote from justpoorfect
    Hold on! Wasn't anyone here awake during Sociology 101?
    Nope.
  11. by   justpoorfect
    Say Goodnight grace90.

  12. by   Otessa
    justpoorfect-you are TOO funny!
  13. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Otessa
    You may need to review the Belmont report. Your hospital should also have an IRB that may be able to give you some info.
    There is nothing to suggest that IRB procedures wouldn't be followed.

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