1977: Abuses in Testing Of Drugs by C.I.A. To Be Panel Focus

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 1977—A Senate subcommittee reportedly has concluded that of the scores of scientific projects undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency in its 25‐year quest for control of the human mind none represented a greater potential abuse of governmental authority or medical ethics than the agency’s testing of LSD‐25 and other psychochemicals on unsuspecting subjects.


After an examination of the sparse public record and a score of interviews with past and present Federal officials and others, some new details have emerged of the agency’s highly secretive and long‐running drug‐testing program, the advisibility of which seemed uncertain to the agency itself at times.


The new details include an unusual relationship between the C.I.A. and a senior narcotics official—a relationship that was not known to at least one Commissioner of Narcotics.


Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research hearing was September 20-21, 1977 regarding CIA Non-consentual Human Experimentations.


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