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HHS Plans to Overhaul Clinical Research Rules

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Science  26 May 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5470, pp. 1315-1316
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5470.1315a

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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna Shalala announced last week that the government intends to issue new guidelines and regulations designed to protect human subjects who participate in clinical trials. Curiously missing from the announcement, however, was the final word on a long-anticipated reorganization of HHS's framework for monitoring patient safety in clinical research.