New procedures affecting the conduct of clinical trials in the United Kingdom.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.283.6289.477 (Published 15 August 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;283:477
- J P Griffin,
- J R Long
Changes have recently been introduced to facilitate the conduct of clinical trials of new drugs in the United Kingdom. These changes became necessary because early developmental work on new drugs was going abroad to the detriment of British industry and with a loss of skill in our departments of clinical pharmacology. The scheme also gives formal recognition to the part played by ethics committees in considering approval of the ethical aspects of clinical trials of new drugs.