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Informed consent is being neglected

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1160
  1. Heather Goodare, chair (,
  2. Charlotte Williamson, chair
  1. Breast UK (Breast-cancer Research Ethics and Advocacy Strategy), Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6DF
  2. CERES (Consumers for Ethics in Research), PO Box 1365, London N16 0BW

    EDITOR—It has been depressing to see the decline of medical ethics in recent issues of the BMJ. One issue reports on President Clinton's attempt to impose heavy fines for breaches of research ethics1 yet publishes a trial …

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