Letter to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Opposing Unethical Anthrax Vaccine Studies in Children

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Public Citizen urges the Commission to recommend that the Secretary of Health and Human Services oppose the conduct of pre-event clinical trials in children of the medical countermeasures against exposures to various biologic and chemical agents, such as the pre-event clinical trials of the anthrax vaccine in children that was endorsed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the National Biodefense Science Board.

August 28, 2012, Initial response from The Presidential Commission for The Study of Bioethical Issues