Patients being used in medical research without consent

Breathtaking An exclusive investigation inside the secret and dangerous world of human research crime - and the surprising people who experiment on their unwitting patients.

Injured patient Robert Cockburn was also a journalist. Who then started to investigate against a stonewall of silence, dishonesty, cover-up and even extortion” – For Better Science

Mr Cockburn, a veteran journalist, is determined to find out the truth” – Sydney Daily Telegraph

Delving into the value of trust between researchers and participants, this report unveils how researchers at The University of Sydney were uncovered to have been tricking unwitting asthma patients into testing experimental devices, without disclosing that these were experimental or that the patients were on clinical trial. This report questions "if we’ve found this rotten apple, how many more rotten apples are there in the barrel of clinical research?"

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