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Over-regulation of clinical research: a threat to public health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15745195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical research is subject to increasing regulation by research ethics committees and research and development offices which are responding to social and political pressures, as well as to new legislation, both European and national, some of which is still being worked out. The resulting bureaucracy, expense and confusion are putting insuperable hurdles in the way of clinical research and clinical care is compromised. What research is still possible will only be done in large organisations and may even be seriously biased. The solutions are to inform and seek the help of the public and to forge alliances with patient groups. Patients have far more to lose than clinical researchers who, if clinically qualified, can more easily pursue a fulfilling career as clinicians rather than researchers.
Charles Warlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-04     Completed Date:  2005-03-31     Revised Date:  2006-01-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research / legislation & jurisprudence*
Ethics Committees, Research
Government Regulation*
Great Britain
Public Health
State Medicine* / organization & administration
Comment In:
Clin Med. 2005 May-Jun;5(3):299   [PMID:  16011226 ]

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