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In India, oversight lacking in outsourced drug trials

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Image: MSNBC LogoDrug trial outsourcing to foreign countries is rapidly becoming an attractive alternative for pharmaceutical companies. Carl Elliott, Medical School and Center for Bioethics, talks about how the danger is that we have no idea what's going on in these clinical trials.

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U of M ethicists respond to latest conflict-of-interest scandal

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Image: MinnPost LogoFinancial conflicts-of-interest has been a growing issue in medicine. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy and Center for Bioethics, explains that bioethicists have to write about ethical issues related to medicine, health care, and biotechnology for the good of the industry.

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Glenn McGee raises a storm in the bioethical world | Inside Higher Ed

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Image: AHC LogoProminent bioethicist Glenn McGee will soon be taking a job with a for-profit stem-cell company. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy and Center for Bioethics, wrote about the potential conflict of interest Dr. McGee got himself into.

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Cancer trial participants may have misconceptions

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Image: AHC LogoPeople enrolled in early stage trials for possible cancer treatments may underestimate the risks involved and overestimate the potential benefits. Mary Faith Marshall, Medical School and Center for Bioethics, discusses ways to improve the informed consent process.

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Study: Some Doctors Aren't Honest

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Image: FOX 9 LogoA new survey shows one in ten doctors say in the last year they'd told a patient something that wasn't true. Steven Miles, Center for Bioethics, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that doctors have a duty to disclose the truth to patients.

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