Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 15 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H3'ed 1/17/19

Rockefeller Foundation Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit For Infecting Hundreds With Syphilis

Quicklink Submitted By   No comments
Message Stephen Fox
Become a Fan
  (31 fans)

A Baltimore, Maryland Federal Judge moves forward a $1 billion lawsuit against Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Rockefeller Foundation a 1940s U.S. Government experiment. The decision shows the dark side of modern medications.

The decision is for 444 victims and their families who are suing those involved in a Guatemala experiment kept hidden until 2010, conducted to better understand the treatment and prevention of STDs, focused on the effectiveness of the then-new drug penicillin. When this was uncovered by a Wellesley College professor, President Obama called the Guatemalan president personally to offer a sincere apology.

The experiment is similar to the well-known Syphilis Study at Tuskegee in which 600 black men were experimented upon. Many claim that many didn’t receive the proper treatment to cure the illness, leaving them to suffer.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

Must Read 2   Valuable 2   Supported 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Fox Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend