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US health authorities quietly removed Americans' right to informed consent...


In a concerning development, informed consent has been quietly revoked, marking a blow to patient autonomy. This change comes just 77 years after informed consent was codified in the Nuremberg Code.

On 22 January 2024, a ruling by the US HHS and FDA came into effect. It allows for an exception from obtaining informed consent in clinical investigations deemed "minimal risk."

It raises questions about state-sanctioned medical experimentation and what constitutes "minimal risk" and paves the way for potentially dangerous experimental programmes without patient consent.

The implementation of this ruling by corrupt scientists and health regulators is a step toward a dystopian future.

The Era of Informed Consent is Over

The following was originally published by Brownstone Institute.

By Victor Dalziel

In a significant blow to patient autonomy, informed consent has been quietly revoked just 77 years after it was codified in the Nuremberg Code.

On the 21st of December 2023, as we were frantically preparing for the festive season, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") and the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final ruling to amend a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act. This allowed:

… an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses no more than a minimal risk to the human subject … [Emphasis added]