To the Editor We agree with the authors of the Viewpoint1 on cost-related motivations for conducting research that patients should be fully informed of the purposes of a clinical trial. We were surprised, however, that the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials (CATT)2 was selected as an example of a clinical trial for which cost was a primary reason for performing the trial and about which patients did not receive an adequate explanation of the purpose of the study.
Martin DF, Fine SL, Maguire MG. Cost-Related Motivations for Research. JAMA. 2014;312(8):847. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8354