Friday, February 20, 2009

Is Outsourcing of Clinical Trials Faulty?

A recent article in the NY Times raises the question about the ethics of conducting clinical trials outside the US when these studies are meant to gather evidence for drug approval in the country.

The article which was written by several Duke University researchers and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses how medication that is intended for the wealthy should not be tested on people in developing countries. The report questions whether or not testing drugs in developing countries is even relevant to American patients.

What are your thoughts?

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