StemExpress Accused Of ‘Systematic Violations’ By Head Of House’s Fetal Tissue Special Panel
The panel outlines its privacy and ethics charges in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, urging the feds to investigate the California-based company's fetal tissue transfers.
The Washington Post:
House Fetal Tissue Panel Sharpens Focus On California Firm, Demands HHS Probe
The chairwoman of a special House committee investigating links between abortion clinics and medical researchers is accusing a firm that transfers fetal tissue between the two of violating federal privacy laws and ethics regulations. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), who leads the select investigative panel established last year, alleges that California-based StemExpress engaged in “systematic violations” of federal health privacy laws and accuses it of “fraudulently using invalid consent forms” in its dealings with Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. (DeBonis, 6/2)