Many people don’t realize that their leftover tissue, blood or other samples – otherwise known as “biospecimens” – taken during a visit to the doctor or hospital might be stripped of identifying information and used in research without their consent

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US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which govern human-subjects research

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Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to ‘Common Rule’ on human-subjects research

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To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct of human experiments. Now the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a major revision of these regulations, known collectively as the Common Rule. It’s the first change proposed in nearly a quarter-century

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An Important Step Forward

September 11, 2015

Our Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass comment on the The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed new rule making for the oversight of research involving human subjects

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“If finalized, it would be the most substantial policy change in biomedical research policy in decades,” says Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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On behalf of the Second Wave Initiative, working to advocate for the importance of advancing the evidence base for the treatment of pregnant women facing serious illness

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