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
Date Written: July, 25 2008
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
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