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Ethos and Regula in Contemporary Clinical Research

Abstract With new trends in drug development and testing, it must be determined whether the current state of balance of ethos (the moral norm) and regula (the legal framework) can successfully protect patients while keeping the door to scientific innovation open. The rise of the Clinician Investigator (CI) in both academic and private research introduces a challenge to the protection of subjects in the conflicting dual role of physician and scientist. Despite the constant evolution of regulation and ethical standards, questions about the roles' combined effectiveness in relation to this challenge persist. Carl Elliot describes the suicide of a patient-subject enrolled in an industry-funded physician-run anti-psychotic pharmaceutical drug trial i... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Waddell, Amanda (Author) / Robert, Jason S (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Fuse Brown, Erin C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Medical ethics / Ethics / Law / Clinical Research Ethics / Clinician Investigator / Human Subjects Research / Medical Ethics / Pharmaceutical Research / Physician Patient Relationship
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Biology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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