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Israel tightens up hospital research procedures

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:690
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israel's health ministry is to issue new directives for closer scrutiny of studies on patients. The move comes after newspaper publicity about several alleged irregularities in clinical research.

    Every hospital will have to appoint a “follow-up body,” comprising three members and headed by the institution's internal financial controller or legal adviser. This independent supervisory body will periodically report on its activities to …

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