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Ethical Research and Minorities

Am. J. Pub. Health Vol. 103(12), December 2013

1 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2013  

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: November 22, 2013

Abstract

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-43, June 10, 1993). One key provision of the law directed the NIH to establish guidelines for the inclusion of "women and members of minority groups" in clinical research. The NIH gudelines mandated by the Act were followed by similar guidelines developed b the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The issuance fo these guidelines to promote more inclusive research was clearly justified and necessitatted by a history of indifference to or explicit exclusion of women and minorities in many clinical research studies. Thus, there was an ethical, political, and scientiffie imperative for greater inclusion of women and minorities in clinical trials.

Keywords: research ethics, minoritiyt health, public health

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Ethical Research and Minorities (November 22, 2013). Am. J. Pub. Health Vol. 103(12), December 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2358619

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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