Applied Clinical Trials-03-01-2005

Applied Clinical Trials

The Anatomy of Informed Consent

March 01, 2005

A Closing Thought

Informed consent takes place in the brain. While that seems obvious, the implications of that statement go much deeper. To a great extent, both bioethics and federal policy are based on 17th century assumptions by philosophers such as Descartes-who knew nothing of the structure and function of the brain.

Pediatrics and Ethics Predominating in 2005

March 01, 2005

View from Brussels

Will the new pediatric and ethics initiatives receive enough funding to make them truly work?

Communication and Clinical Trials

March 01, 2005

From the Editor

A challenge that intersects the global community

FDA Encourages Combo Product Development

March 01, 2005

View from Washington

New policies aim to simplify testing for single-pill combos and products that combine drugs with medical devices.