FDA launch­es crim­i­nal probe in­to unau­tho­rized her­pes vac­cine R&D backed by Pe­ter Thiel

The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion has launched a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to re­search by a South­ern Illi­nois Uni­ver­si­ty pro­fes­sor who in­ject­ed peo­ple with his unau­tho­rized her­pes vac­cine, Kaiser Health News has learned.

SIU pro­fes­sor William Hal­ford, who died in June, in­ject­ed par­tic­i­pants with his ex­per­i­men­tal her­pes vac­cine in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2016 and in Illi­nois ho­tel rooms in 2013 with­out safe­ty over­sight that is rou­tine­ly per­formed by the FDA or an in­sti­tu­tion­al re­view board.

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