Independent ethics committees sign off on patient-recruiting strategies around the world. Think laws and regulations shape their decisions? Think again. A new study shows that ethics committees are
Apr 1, 2006
Before clinical trials began to cross international lines, recruiting patients was fairly simple. Recruiters had to research only one country's cultural and regulatory standards. But as trials go multinational and the various players in the global study community begin working together for the first time, sponsors discover new levels of complexity. Divergent regulations, cultures, and languages hamstring efforts to find a single approach to patient-outreach communications.