Thursday, January 14, 2016

Babies hurt then untreated during pain trials on newborns, study says

Scientific specimen?
Scientists are routinely hurting newborn babies and not giving them treatment for the pain, a practice that must stop, says a new Canadian co-authored study that highlights an unusual research-ethics debate.

Most of the trials on pain therapy for babies conducted in the past three years had comparison groups where the tiny patients received a placebo or nothing at all after being poked with needles or lanced, the study found.

Given evidence that such pain can actually contribute to long-term development problems, the research method is clearly unethical, a McGill University nursing professor and her Italian colleague argue in the journal Acta Paediatrica.

They urge research-ethics boards to deny approval of such trials and medical journals to refuse to publish their results.  (more...)


Calling Dr. Mengele...

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