Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Parliamentary Question: Lightning Process pilot study ethical approval | ME Association

Parliamentary Question: Lightning Process pilot study ethical approval | ME Association

Questions for Written Answer [House of Lords]

Tabled on 21 October and due for answer by 4 November.

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the decision by the South-West Research Ethics Committee to approve a pilot research study into the effects of the Lightning Process on children is consistent with the ethical guidance issued by the Medical Research Council to the effect that clinical trials should only include children where the relevant knowledge cannot be obtained by research on adults, and that research involving adults cannot provide the same benefits.

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