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Background

David S. Wendler

in The Ethics of Pediatric Research

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730087
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730087.003.0002
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The second chapter provides general background on the debate over nonbeneficial pediatric research. It considers what constitutes nonbeneficial pediatric research, as well as current regulations governing such research, recent attempts to increase pediatric research, and pertinent law in the U.S. This chapter also evaluates court cases relevant to nonbeneficial pediatric research and reveals the extent to which the courts are skeptical, at best, of its appropriateness, even while granting its importance.

Keywords: regulations; nonbeneficial; risks; exploitation; legal cases; social value

Chapter.  7071 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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