Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Increased commercialization and competition in clinical research has led to difficulties in enrolling human subjects in a timely manner to satisfy sponsors.1 As a result, clinical trials increasingly recruit participants outside the traditional clinic- or hospital-based settings. Investigators often advertise via radio or newspapers and promise payment for participation. These new approaches have the potential to recruit large numbers of participants to central locations and to allow faster subject accrual.
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