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The Ethics of Clinical Research in Developing Countries
  1. A P Bacon

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    Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 1999, free, pp 24. ISBN 0952270153

    The discussion paper produced and published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics about the ethics of clinical research in developing countries is a timely, useful and (for such a concise publication) comprehensive document. It will prove useful for those planning research in developing countries, as well as for those already working in the developing world and planning research. The sponsors of research should also read the paper, whether they are pharmaceutical companies or a host country's statutory bodies, reviewing research proposals.

    The topic has most recently been discussed in the context of the controversy surrounding trials of zidovudine (AZT), but the authors rightly point to a …

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