Clinical trial participation poses ethical, practical issues

Silversides, Ann
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p500
Academic Journal
The article reports on the ethical issues involving physicians who recruit patients to participate in clinical trials in Canada. It reveals that ethical concern has emerged concerning the amount of money received by physicians which may result to conflicts of interest as well as challenges the safety and wellbeing of patients. It was found that to address the problem, health care facilities and institutions have developed ethical guidelines on physician's involvement in trials where failure to comply with the standards will subject them to professional misconduct and penalty.


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