DAVID PRAGER, M.D.
To the editor: As a participating institution of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECO Group), our community hospital is obliged to conform to federal guidelines relating to human subjects at risk (1). To comply with the specific features of that regulation, a tremendous hurdle has to be surmounted at the community hospital level. We are obliged to locate a certain category of voluntary members, train the volunteers as to the disciplines involved with cooperative chemotherapy groups, and maintain an ongoing institutional review board participation. Then, the volunteer members of the institutional review board are asked to review ECO Group protocols
PRAGER D. Federal Requirements in Clinical Investigation. Ann Intern Med. ;92:720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-720_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):720.
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