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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Clinical Testing

Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs


I thought this went along with today's research topic in class. How we conduct research can have a major impact on the outcome of clinical trials.

1 comment:

  1. This relates to the failure of phase III trials:

    On the topic of justice:
    Whether to tell people to drink more moderately or set up a rescue station at the bottom of the cliff comes back to the idea of autonomy vs. beneficence. Do you respect a person's choice, or do things for them in their best interest? There is a balancing act, but I lean more towards the compulsory drink limit if people are not willing to help themselves. This is definitely not always the correct maneuver, but in this case it seems to be the most appropriate to avoid insanely high insurance bills. And speaking of higher insurance and justice, this article discusses problems with genetic testing and possible issues that will come up shortly in the future:

    FQ: What 4 types of justice are there?
    A: Criminal, civil, social, and distributive justice

    DQ: How would you ration out food on the boat? Give it only to the physically able, or give equal shares to all?
    Britain faced a similar question of rationing during WW2, but luckily it never came to deciding who should get more, as there was always enough to go around equally: http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/sep/24/fighting-fit-britain-second-world-war