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2014-06-30 16:29:22

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2012 secret experiment in which Facebook manipulated users' news feed to see whether certain kinds of content made users happy or sad, violated basic research ethics, Consumer Watchdog said today. Results of the experiment, which also involved academic researchers, were published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month. "There is a longstanding rule that research involving human...

2014-04-23 09:38:28

The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke, a finding that supports clinicians' use of this treatment if patient surrogates are not available to provide consent, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. "In life-threatening emergencies involving incapacitated patients without surrogates, clinicians may intervene without obtaining informed consent, applying the...

2013-10-03 23:31:25

APP Design's Story Engine solution delivers multimedia educational materials to address patient concerns regarding the sharing of health information through an HIE. Itasca, IL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the new Meaningful Consent site this September. According to their recent press release, "the site includes background, lessons learned, videos and customizable tools from the eConsent pilot...

2013-09-24 10:23:38

Informed consent became key part of procedures following organ retention scandals in England Active informed consent became a key tenet of post mortem exam procedures following the organ retention scandals at Bristol Royal Infirmary and The Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, which prompted the enactment of the 2004 Human Tissue Act. The Act stipulates that consent must be actively sought from either the individual while alive, or when this is not possible, from a nominated...

2013-09-05 23:26:07

Quorum Review, IRB, the industry leader in central IRB services, announces a strategic alliance with Consent Solutions, a developer of internet-based multimedia systems for informed consent in the clinical trials industry. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Quorum Review, IRB, the industry leader in central IRB services, announces a strategic alliance with Consent Solutions, a developer of internet-based multimedia systems for informed consent in the clinical trials industry. Through...

2013-07-10 12:35:53

Concerns over ethics of trial may have global implications Dr Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior adviser to the Health Research Group at Public Citizen, says it is surprising that the adequacy of consent forms for nearly identical studies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other countries with similar regulation of human research, has apparently not yet been examined. He argues that there may well be "serious problems" with such risk disclosure that must be addressed. The...

2013-04-30 23:22:56

Reforms needed to rebuild public trust in clinical trials There is worldwide concern in the biomedical research community that enrollment in clinical trials is lagging, putting clinical research and consequent benefits to society in jeopardy. Experts explore ways to embed patient voices and values in clinical research in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Clinical trials of new drugs, devices, or procedures require the active participation of human volunteers. Mark A....

Researchers In Trouble For Not Disclosing Results Of Premature Infant Study To Parents
2013-04-11 10:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The researchers behind a large study on the effects of oxygen levels on premature infants have been reprimanded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to inform the parents of those children of the risks involved with the study. In a letter dated March 7, Lisa R. Buchanan of the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) wrote that a portion of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) study...


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