TITLE

Industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials and research ethics boards: Are they cloaked in too much secrecy?

AUTHOR(S)
Ferris, Lorraine E.
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/14/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 10, p1279
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the role of research ethics boards (REB) of protecting the rights and welfare of patients in Canada. Idea that the REB function without formal communication and coordination among the REB, the Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada, and the sponsors of research; Suggestion for creating a centralized system to track REB decisions and promote communication and coordination; Issue of costs, bureaucracy, and implementation.
ACCESSION #
6695115

 

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