NYC Mostly Exonerated by Report on HIV Trials & Foster Kids
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Allegations that New York City used Black and Latino foster children as guinea pigs for HIV trials were proved false in a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice. The study was commissioned by an outraged City Council, which wanted on answers on allegations of abuse in the 20 year program (1985-2005) to test experimental HIV drugs. WNYC's Fred Mogul and Cindy Rodriguez have more on the report here and both will be Brian Lehrer's guests today. While the city dodged the most egregious allegations, it does not come off scott free.