Bioethics: Waivers Proposed for Emergency Studies

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Science  06 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5233, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5233.25b


The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health are proposing new procedures that will enable emergency-room physicians to test clinical procedures when it is difficult to obtain a patient's informed consent. They are walking an ethical tightrope.