Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Medical Madness and Your Rights

Here is an interesting article from the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics - Should Participation in Vaccine Clinical Trials be Mandated?

The authors argue that it would be okay to force people to participate in clinical trials of vaccines and we are not talking about soldiers or felons. They also make the claim that paying people as an incentive is wrong because the trials fall on the poor. If you read my last post you might begin to see where all of this is going.

What will the price tag be to receive medical treatment in the future in the United States, what rights will you have to give up? Perhaps you will need to donate your organs to science, perhaps you will need to participate in vaccine trials or even be required to be vaccinated before receiving treatment. This could go down in a lot of different ways; but, they all come down to you as an individual ceasing to be important.

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