MEDICAL RESEARCH: When Will Regulators Take Action to Ensure Safety?
Should it take the death of a subject in a research protocol to get scientists, government officials, and regulators to wake up to the inadequacies in protections for subjects of medical research? The death occurred, but the government was still slumbering -- until recently, that is. Will a reinvigorated federal office to protect human subjects rise to the occasion? California Healthline's Jeff Stryker looks into this issue in today's column.
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