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September 21, 2005

Consensus and Controversy in Clinical Research Ethics

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Author Affiliations: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.

JAMA. 2005;294(11):1411-1414. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1411

An international consensus for protecting the rights and interests of research subjects has emerged in a process that began with the Declaration of Helsinki1 and continues in the development of official guidelines2 as well as a growing scholarly literature.3 Despite this consensus, legitimate ethical controversies persist. This article discusses points of consensus and controversy in clinical research ethics, focusing on substantive, rather than procedural, concerns.

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