Informed consent to postmarketing research

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.692 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:692

Patients may feel pressured to participate

  1. N H Cox
  1. Chairman East Cumbria Local Research Ethics Committee, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY

    EDITOR,—The issue of payment in postmarketing research causes major problems for research ethics committees.1 Various guidelines give conflicting advice about assessing the financial implications of payment to investigators for research studies of any form, but an additional problem in postmarketing surveillance is that many studies are not submitted to research ethics committees in the first instance. A particular difficulty is that payments to investigators may provide financial inducement for them to enter patients into studies. Many authorities are critical of per …

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