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Clinton seeks heavy fines for breaching research ethics

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1491 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1491
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    President Clinton is to ask Congress for authority to levy fines of up to $250000 (£156000) on medical researchers who violate federal rules on human research, and up to $1m on the universities that employ them.

    Donna Shalala, Department of Health and Human Services secretary, said on 23 May: “The explosion in biomedical research has brought new challenges as more researchers are becoming involved in commercial ventures that may create new ethical dilemmas. Today's actions …

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