WMA agrees to refine changes to Declaration of HelsinkiBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1142 (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1142
- Annabel Ferriman
Disagreement among doctors about the ethics of placebo controlled trials has led the World Medical Association to set up a working group to investigate the issue.
At its meeting in France last week, Dr Delon Human, the association's secretary general, admitted that there had been disagreement over the issue.
Last year the association declared, in revising the Declaration of Helsinki, that any treatment being tested in clinical trials should be …