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The ethics police?: the struggle to make human research safe
Experiments on human beings have saved countless lives, but sometimes harmed participants. Critical questions thus emerge: how much government should regulate science, and how. Nazi experiments and the Tuskegee syphilis ...
Researchers behaving badly: unreported misconduct in clinical trials
Every year the Food and Drug Administration inspects several hundred clinical sites performing biomedical research on human subjects. These inspections occasionally reveal evidence of substantial departures from good ...
Conflicts of interest in clinical research: lessons from the Minnesota Markingson case
The nationally-publicized Markingson case from the University of Minnesota involved a tragic suicide in the context of a university-based, industry-sponsored clinical trial. A panel of UT Southwestern faculty and staff ...
Meeting the challenges: bringing evidence-based treatment to the pregnant patient
Because of the ethical challenges of conducting randomized controlled clinical trials with women who are or may become pregnant, there is insufficient information regarding the risks to the fetus for the majority of ...