Letter to the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Regarding the Hennepin County Medical Center’s Human Subjects Protection Program

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Public Citizen requests that the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs immediately rescind its no longer justifiable accreditation of the human subjects protection program at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation and the Hennepin County Medical Center. Such action is need because of unacceptable regulatory and ethical lapses in the oversight and conduct of the two prospective clinical trials that involved testing the safety and effectiveness of the general anesthetic ketamine compared with those of other potent sedative drugs for management of prehospital agitation.

August 14, 2018, response email from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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