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Cancer Study Lawsuit Dismissed in Oklahoma

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 949-950
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5557.949b

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A federal judge has dismissed a high-profile lawsuit claiming that a clinical trial at the University of Oklahoma violated patients' human rights under international law. The ruling derails--at least temporarily--a legal juggernaut driven by a New Jersey lawyer who has taken four respected clinical centers to court claiming that their research projects violated the Nuremberg Code, a set of medical rules established half a century ago in reaction to Nazi experiments.