November 21, 2007

Week 12: AIDS Questions

Being that many European countries, as well as Japan and New Zealand, consciously avoid reliance upon placebo-controlled trials, how can the U.S. move away from placebo-controlled trials? What does the fact that the U.S. still uses these trials say about the state of medical ethics and individual rights in research? What might be involved in a move away from placebo-controlled trials in the U.S.?