Controversial Trial of Premature Infants Faces Fresh Scrutiny Following Release of Documents

June 14, 2017

(STAT News) – A controversial trial to test oxygen levels delivered to premature infants is facing fresh scrutiny following the disclosure of documents showing that researchers continued the experiment despite learning their oxygen monitors were malfunctioning. On Wednesday, a watchdog group released a letter calling for a deeper investigation of the federally funded SUPPORT trial, which began in 2005 at two dozen hospitals across the U.S. and involved more than 1,300 infants.

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