oa South African Family Practice - Contract research opportunities in SA Family Practice : obligations of the investigator - towards the sponsor and the authorities

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... 1. Introduction It has been estimated that by 1994, the medications produced by the pharmaceutical industry over the preceding 50 years had saved more than 1.5 million lives and $140 billion in the treatment of tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease alone.1 Developing these life-saving medicines is a fascinating albeit costly and time consuming process. Medical practitioners have a valuable role to play as clinical investigators in this development process. Although participating as investigator in clinical research can be both satisfying and rewarding, it also brings with it certain obligations the investigator needs to be aware of right ..

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