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Revision of Helsinki declaration aims to prevent exploitation of study participants

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6401
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

The World Medical Association has revised its guidelines on medical research to try to prevent exploitation of people involved in drug trials, particularly in developing countries.

The new version of the Declaration of Helsinki says for the first time that people who are injured during a medical trial must be compensated and treated.1 It also calls for greater protection of vulnerable groups and further measures to inform trial …

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