Letter in NEJM About Ethical Concerns with Hepatitis E Vaccine Trial

June 7, 2007

Read the letter here.

A letter authored by Dr. Peter Lurie of Public Citizen's Health Research Group and Sanjay Basu of Yale University School of Medicine raising ethical concerns about a hepatitis E virus (HEV) vaccine trial that took place in Nepal was published in the June 7, 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

The letter responded to a study published in the March 1 issue of the NEJM about a trial for the HEV recombinant protein vaccine conducted by the U.S. military and GlaxoSmithKline on the Nepalese Army.