EMS studies won’t seek patients’ OK

Researchers say new techniques will be used on unconscious people who can’t give consent.
Monday, May 28, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:01 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

WASHINGTON — The federal government is undertaking the most ambitious set of studies ever mounted under a controversial arrangement that allows researchers to conduct some kinds of medical experiments without first getting the patients’ permission.