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Resource ID: #24246
Subject: Medicine
Source: Huffington Post Investigative Fund
Date: 10/07/2009; 10/28/2009;



Columbia University Medical Center conducted a study with experimental surgical fluid on patients undergoing open heart surgery. Subjects were not made aware of the risks of potentially fatal bleeding caused by the fluid. Some of the study's subjects were poor, Spanish-speaking patients who were enrolled without giving formal consent. At least two patients died and more than two dozen required transfusions.

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