An IRB Member's Perspective on Access to Innovative Therapy
Albany Law School
Albany Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 559, 1994
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) significantly influence patients’ access to innovative therapy. In hospitals, particularly academic medical centers, IRBs’ decisions may well control the extent to which certain types of innovative therapy are available. This article discusses the IRBs’ members individual responsibilities to facilitate research without sacrificing the interests of research subjects, whose protection is the primary responsibility of the IRB.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: IRBs, Innovative Therapy
Date posted: March 11, 2010