The U.S. experiment on the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is ‘not science’
government has spent nearly $4 million in the past two years on the controversial Tuskegees experiment in Alabama.
But now a federal judge has ordered the agency to stop the controversial study, which began in the late 1960s and involved hundreds of thousands of people who had been infected with syphilis.
In a decision Thursday, U.D. Circuit Court Judge Thomas Schroeder said the agency had misled the public about its findings and failed to inform the public of the fact that the U.A.E. was conducting its own trial of its own.
Schroeder wrote in a 25-page opinion that the agency failed to adequately explain its role in conducting the trial and that the trial was a “scam.”
Schroder wrote that the government’s “public deception” was especially troubling because the agency’s own scientists said the study had no scientific basis.
The U.T.S., which runs the trial, has disputed Schroeder’s ruling.
In his opinion, Schroeder wrote that his “opinion is that the experiment was an abomination of science” that violated federal and state laws governing research and the use of taxpayer money.
Schrobers ruling means that the state of Alabama will have to pay more than $8 million to settle with the U,T.s attorneys, and the U.,T.
will have an opportunity to appeal to the US.
Schroders opinion also called into question whether the trial violated the U’s “novel and extraordinary” claims against the UA, which include that the federal government was withholding the results of its trial from the public and that it was misleading the public.
Schreeder ruled that the court could issue a preliminary injunction against the trial.
He said the trial would likely continue to run, with or without Schroeder.
The lawsuit stems from a trial that was begun in the mid-1960s to investigate the Tuskes death.
The government conducted a series of experiments that included a high-dose syringe that could be used to administer the drug tetracycline to people infected with the disease.
After the experiment, a large number of people in Alabama died of syphilis and some others were infected with HIV.