The Ministry of Health is officially
probing the existence of a controversial
asthma study purportedly done in Barbados
and involving a famous American physician.
But amid continued external queries
about whether the research “followed legal
and ethical guidelines”, Acting Permanent
Secretary Tennyson Springer said initial
investigations had found no evidence of its
Springer responded on the Ministry of Health’s
behalf and told (Peter) Heimlich that there
was no knowledge of the study which was said
to have involved 67 minors.
...“(I) wish to acknowledged receipt
of your correspondence and inform you that
the matter is being investigated,” Springer
said in his July 10 letter.
“So far, there has been no
institutional memory or documentation of
this research. However, the Ministry of
Health will continue to probe into this