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Report says most parents don't want their kids tested on

Parent's don't want their kids experimented on? What, you serious? OK, so, all joking aside, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital produced a report on such a thing. It's not really so much experimentation as it is medical research. The other side of this coin is that, through such research, advances in medicine are discovered.

However, an overwhelming amount of the parents polled said that they don't want guinea pigs as children - if that were the case, they could have just gone to the pet store.


Many parents are often unwilling to allow their children to take part in medical research, fearing that they may be harmed or used as "guinea pigs," according to a report released today by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

In fact, the report finds that only 30 percent of parents are willing to allow their children to participate in research involving a new medication.  In contrast, 77 percent of parents want only FDA-approved medicines for their children. This finding reveals a large gap between the proportion of parents who want safe medicines for their children, and those who are willing to have their children take part in research that could ultimately produce information about medicine safety.

Read the entire report here.
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