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Ethical Considerations

  • T. Hope
  • J. Savulescu
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Abstract

Clinical trials have had enormous impact in several areas of medical practice. Some examples are the trials assessing the value of aspirin and thrombolytic therapy following acute stroke [1–3]. Millions of patients benefit from the knowledge gained from trials. There is, however, a dark side to medical experiments carried out on people.

Keywords

Acute Ischaemic Stroke Local Research Ethic Committee Competent Adult Valid Consent Normal Clinical Practice 
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