Letters Regulation’s threat to research

Over-regulation, Russian style

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3141 (Published 06 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3141
  1. Vasiliy V Vlassov, professor1
  1. 1Moscow Medical Academy, Trubetskaya 8, Moscow, 101000 Russia
  1. vlassov{at}cochrane.ru

    Bureaucratic and ethical control that damages research is not limited to the United Kingdom.1

    When ethical control of applications for clinical trials was introduced in Russia many years ago, the federal law on drugs stated that only drug developers can …

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