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Death of a Healthy Volunteer in a Human Research Project: Implications for Australian Clinical Research

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Day, RO and Chalmers, DRC and Williams, KM and Campbell, TJ, Death of a Healthy Volunteer in a Human Research Project: Implications for Australian Clinical Research, Medical Journal of Australia, 168, (9) pp. 449-451. ISSN 0025-729X (1998) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

A healthy 19-year-old United States college student volunteer in a clinical research program underwent a bronchoscopy and died as a result of acute lignocaine toxicity. The major contributing factor in the tragedy was that the research protocol failed to specify an upper dose limit for lignocaine spray, although previous versions of the protocol had done so. We look at the implications of this case for Australian institutional ethics committees.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Other Law and Legal Studies
Research Field:Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Chalmers, DRC (Professor Don Chalmers)
ID Code:15491
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-30
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