Letter to the OHRP Calling for a Halt to Unethical NIH-Funded Sepsis Clinical Trial Until NIH Stops Interfering in OHRP’s Evaluation of the Trial

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Public Citizen called on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) to immediately cease its ethics-undermining subservience to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invoke its authority under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services human subjects protection regulations, and suspend the NIH-funded CLOVERS trial until the NIH allows two senior scientists at the NIH Clinical Center to speak to OHRP staff and the agency has completed its compliance oversight evaluation of the trial.

May 16, 2019, OHPR response letter.

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