IRB: Ethics & Human Research

Questionable Research Practices Compel Subjects to Join Studies

What the Doctor Didn’t Say: The Hidden Truth About Medical Research, by Jerry Menikoff (with Edward Richards), is an insightful, clear, and engaging overview of some of the ethical and legal challenges of clinical research. The book contains thoughtful discussions of legal protections for research subjects, medical malpractice law, informed consent, pediatric research, emergency research, research on decisionally incapacitated adults, payment to research subjects, and other important topics. It also makes a number of stunning revelations concerning the practice of clinical research and provocative proposals for legal and policy reform.

Key words/concepts: clinical research, best interests, recruitment, therapeutic misconceptio