By Rob Stein
The United States should create a system to compensate people
who are harmed by participating in scientific research, a panel of
federal advisers recommended Tuesday.
Many other countries require sponsors of studies and researchers
to carry insurance for research-related injuries or have other ways
to compensate volunteers who are harmed, making the United States
an "outlier," the subcommittee of the Presidential Commission for
the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded.
…One "promising model" for a compensation system could be the
U.S. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a no-fault
alternative to traditional lawsuits that compensates people injured
by vaccines, the panel said.
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