The Ethics of Incentives for Participating in RCTs

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I have some strong opinions on this matter and will someday wax eloquently over this, but for now, I say this is a must read on the Health and Humanities blog.

The Synflorix trial on infants in Argentina: trading participation for access to healthcare? Children pose a problem for participation in clinical trials because they cannot consent. A similar problem exists for participation of some elderly patients (as spelled out in a previous post on this blog), or for other categories of patients momentarily or permanently unable to understand the research nature of the trial, and therefore to give an informed consent. While recently discovered unethical clinical trial on adults in Guatemala reached … Read More

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Skeptic Oslerphile, Scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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