“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 Engineering Ethics, Dr. Mark Yarborough, Dean’s Professor of Bioethics at the University of…

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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 San Diego’s independent investigative news source, Inewsource.org by Brad Racino and Jill Castellno,…

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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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