Two on­go­ing stud­ies that have doc­tors work­ing longer hours to de­ter­mine the im­pact on pa­tients are un­eth­i­cal and be­ing done with­out in­formed pa­tient con­sent, ac­cord­ing to com­plaints sent to HHS.

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The stud­ies, one of which as­signs firstyear med­i­cal res­i­dents from 58 in­ter­nal medicine pro­grams to po­ten­tially work more than 30 con­sec­u­tive hours, have “egre­gious eth­i­cal and reg­u­la­tory vi­o­la­tions,” Pub­lic Cit­i­zen and the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion said in let­ters sent to HHS’ Of­fice for Hu­man Re­search Pro­tec­tions. The of­fice is re­view­ing the al­le­ga­tions, an HHS spokesper­son said.

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