Monday, March 15, 2010
A White Paper called Conflicts of Interest in Clincial Trial Recruitment & Enrollment: A Call for Increased Oversight by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy at Seton Hall Law School (Kathleen M. Boozang, Carl H. Coleman, Tracy E. Miller, Kate Greenwood, Valerie Gutmann, Simone Handler-Hutchinson, and Catherine Finizio) has been posted on SSRN. The abstract reads:
This White Paper makes several policy recommendations to eliminate or manage the conflicts of interest that arise pursuant to the compensation arrangements between investigators and their institutions with drug and medical device manufacturers as they affect the recruitment and enrollment of human research subjects in clinical trials. The paper seeks to accomplish overall financial neutrality as between treatment and research, so that physicians' decisions regarding inclusion of patients in clinical trials is unaffected by their own financial interests.