VA releases report critical of Ark. hospitals

Researchers working at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System didn’t follow rules governing human experimentation, including not telling those in a surgery trial about another participant’s medical emergency following the procedure, a report by federal inspectors found.

The report released Wednesday by the inspector general’s office of the Veterans Affairs Department found researchers also allowed someone with no medical experience to collect muscle tissue, filmed dementia patients without consent and destroyed records just before a federal audit.

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