Danger money

时间:2019-03-07 12:20:01166网络整理admin

Fears that poor parents might risk the health of their children by putting them on paid drugs trials were raised at a US Food and Drug Administration meeting in Washington DC in November. The US has introduced tougher regulations to ensure that children don’t suffer unforeseen side effects when given medicines that have previously been tested only on adults. Several drugs companies have submitted proposals for trials. But needy parents might volunteer their children for these studies to earn money. “That’s where the potential for abuse lies,” says Ellen Clayton, a paediatrician and lawyer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,