The first principle of the Nuremberg Code—that doctors must obtain voluntary informed consent from the person about to be experimented on—appears to be frequently ignored, especially when it comes to clinical trials of experimental vaccines.
Pfizer and Merck have also been busted for unethical conduct in drug- and vaccine trials that led to the death of unwitting participants
A lack of respect for human life seems to permeate modern medical trials. A case in point is the approval of a pediatric anthrax vaccine trial by the National Biodefense Science Board, despite the fact that the anthrax vaccine has a demonstrated serious adverse effect profile of one to two percent, and 11 percent of all reported adverse events are serious
The Argentinean Federation of Health Professionals has accused GlaxoSmithKline of misleading participants and pressuring poor families into joining their Synflorix pediatric pneumonia vaccine trial, in which 14 children have died