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Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs
Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs

Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s and 1950s government experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit seeks to hold Hopkins responsible for the experiments because its doctors held key roles on panels that reviewed federal spending on sexually transmitted disease research, including on the experiments in Guatemala. It also names the Rockefeller Foundation and drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb as defendants. University officials said they did not "initiate, pay for,...

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