Clinical trial participation poses ethical, practical issues

Silversides, Ann
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/4/2009 Doctor's Health Matters, Vol. 180, p500
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the ethical and practical concerns related to physician's participation in clinical trials. To address the issues, it mentions that College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario has developed a policy on patient recruitment for clinical trials. It notes that the policy aims to scrutinize clinical trial budgets, facilitate disclosure form, and promote equity on clinical trial remuneration of physicians. Furthermore, it states that there were organizations which had proposed ways to address the problem, but no one emerged due to the deficiency of funding and authority. Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute director Muhammad Mamdani highlights the need for physicians to consider not only their interest in clinical trials but also the health and safety of the participants.


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