“Nothing is more fundamental to the ethical conduct of clinical trials than the informed consent of research participants. The Nuremberg Code and every subsequent major international statement about ethics and medical research enshrine this role.” In his recent article in Science and . . . Continue reading →
Millions of people around the world participate in research trials each year, whether for personal, financial or humanitarian reasons. They submit their DNA, organs, body chemistry or personal history to studies that aim to better society. A substantive investigative news report by . . . Continue reading →
…instead of informed patient consent, doctors too often promoted trial treatments as superior to standard approaches, even when there was no supporting evidence.
The pharmaceutical industry’s dilemma: there are few volunteers in the drug-consuming prosperous countries–so they have taken half their business to underdeveloped countries.
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