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Neurotherapeutics. 2017 Oct;14(4):945-951. doi: 10.1007/s13311-017-0560-9.

Ethical Considerations of Patient-Funded Research for Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics.

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1
Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. lamezcua@usc.edu.
2
Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

Patient-funded research has started to emerge in multiple sclerosis studies, such as low-dose naltrexone and stem-cell therapy. While these represent greater opportunities for the physician, scientist, and patient, ethical concerns concerning protocol review, conflict of interests, and protection of subjects are reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Ethics; Multiple sclerosis; Patient-funded research

PMID:
28779373
PMCID:
PMC5722765
DOI:
10.1007/s13311-017-0560-9
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