Journal Club of the week: Clinical Trial Ethical Codes

The topic for today journal club class dated 27 Apr 2015, was Clinical Trial Ethical Codes in order to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new drugs/formulations. The invited speaker was Dr Shirin Pournourmohammadi who described the concept and importance of observing various ethics in conducting clinical trials. She addressed the issue of volunteers from patients and exploitation at the time of clinical studies. She emphasized on adhering to the established guidelines in order to protect patients and to preserve their integrity at all cost.