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On April 10, 2013, Public Citizen drew attention to an unethical clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that exposed 1,316 premature infants to increased risk of blindness and death as part of a clinical trial without parents of the babies being informed of the risks to their babies or the true nature and purpose of the research.

The trial, known as the SUPPORT study, tested two experimental strategies for managing oxygen treatment in premature babies, with one group maintained at a low blood oxygen level and the other at a high level.

More Information on the SUPPORT Study