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Medicine: Experimenting with Lives / AIDS Research / Kline Interview #789152

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kathleen Koch) The story of risky drug trial experiments with 465 HIV foster children examined; details given of the findings of an AP investigation that many children were not monitored & had no advocates. [Foster parent Shirlie SCHRISTNER†- says the drug study saved a little boy.] [At hearings, MAN - denies a Tuskegee-like experiment.] [New York Administration for Children's Services Jennifer Jones AUSTIN†- says there is no evidence children did not get the medical care.] [Albert Einstein School of Medicine Ruth MACKLIN†- questions whether giving an experimental AID cocktail is "minimal risk."] NIH statement about the program quoted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Mark Kline about the children's AIDS experiments. [From Houston, KLINE - says this was a time when few therapies were available for these children, thus their participation in a clinical trial; comments on the risk/benefit for the children & who was looking out for their best interests; disagrees with the view that foster children should not be involved in such trials because we were fighting to find life-saving therapies.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koch, Kathleen

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