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Russia's top respiratory doctor quits over 'gross violations' of medical ethics

14/08/2020 04:00 PM | Click to read full article

Professor Alexander Chuchalin quit the Russian health ministry's ethics council after making a fierce attack on the new Sputnik V drug ahead of the body approving its registration. Amid deep skepticism among Western experts over the drug, it appears that Chuchalin sought and failed to block its registration on 'safety' grounds before quitting the ethics council.

'Have you passed all the necessary paths approved by Russian Federation legislation and the international scientific community? Not!’