Letters How not to reduce uncertainties in care

The US Office for Human Research Protections’ intervention in the SUPPORT trial was indeed ill conceived

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4639 (Published 23 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4639
  1. Hazel Thornton, honorary visiting fellow, University of Leicester1
  1. 1Colchester CO5 7EA, UK
  1. hazelcagct{at}keme.co.uk

The shortcomings and harmful after effects of the ill conceived intervention by the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) in challenging the running of the SUPPORT trial have been overlooked in Pharoah’s defence of its action.1 The OHRP’s assertion that the investigators were “in violation of the regulatory requirements for informed consent” was illogical: it failed to appreciate …

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