Research for profit

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7550.1155-c (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1155
  1. Des Spence (destwo@yahoo.co.uk), general practitioner
  1. Glasgow G20 9DR

    EDITOR—The stumbling block for clinical trials in both the developing and developed world is the same, enrolment.1 It is difficult to enrol patients into trials, and we rely on consent forms and the investigating doctor to protect patients.

    Unknown to most patients, however, is the conflict of interest that exists at the time of enrolment. When I …

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