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Storm rages over revisions to Helsinki Declaration

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:660
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    Hopes of reaching consensus on how to revise the Declaration of Helsinki without compromising the interests of people taking part in clinical trials in developing countries seem as far off as ever and may even be unrealistic, an international workshop heard last weekend.

    The declaration, which has served as the ethical cornerstone of biomedical research for the past 35 years, has been the subject of fierce debate since 1997, when the …

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