Clinical trials: the balance between protecting participants and promoting drug and product development

Shuchman, Miriam
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p603
Academic Journal
The article reports on the strategies that need to be considered by the health industry in Canada which will help enhance the conduct of reviews on clinical trials by research ethics boards in the country. These include the development of accreditation standards for research ethics boards by the Sponsors' Table for Human Research Participant Protection, implementing revisions to its Tri-Council Policy Statement, and building cooperation between health associations and committees in the development of an efficient research review system. It reveals that the strategies will play essential role in achieving success in clinical trials and the delivery of drugs to customers.


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