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Demystifying drug development, clinical research, medicine, and the role ethics plays


A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 2: Investigator Responsibilities

There are many disturbing things that happened during the clinical trial on which Dan Markingson committed suicide. Besides the issue of consent, or lack thereof, which I raised in my last post, one of the most disturbing aspects to me has been the lack of accountability and the apparent violations of clinical practice standards, with no consequences. Zero accountability is how I have come to understand the outcome of this CAFÉ trial. Clinical Research Standards—in TheoryDespite sensationalistic trials gone wrong, there are actually principles for “Good Clinical Practice,” and numerous guidelines for the ethical conduct of clinical trials...

December 13, 2012 — Judy Stone

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