Exploiting a Research Underclass in Phase 1 Clinical Trials

New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 358, No. 22, May 29, 2008

Posted: 28 Jul 2008

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Carl Elliott

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Roberto Abadie

CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Date Written: July, 25 2008

Abstract

Many research subjects test new drugs for safety in exchange for money. Most ethical guidelines suggest that payment should not be so high as to produce an undue inducement. We argue that a better concept is exploitation, and that the current system of conducting Phase 1 clinical trials exploits the poor.

Keywords: human subjects research, Phase 1 clinical trials, research ethics, exploitation

Suggested Citation

Elliott, Carl and Abadie, Roberto, Exploiting a Research Underclass in Phase 1 Clinical Trials (July, 25 2008). New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 358, No. 22, May 29, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1176655

Carl Elliott

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Roberto Abadie (Contact Author)

CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States

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