Published December 11, 2013 by OSP
Failure to prevent multiple simultaneous enrollment in clinical trials and inaccuracies in subjects’ medical histories have become a serious problem in the clinical research world. Study volunteers interested in free care or compensation may present inaccurate information in order to gain entry to clinical trials, and some may jump from one study to another without waiting for enough time to lapse between treatments. This type of research volunteer places everyone at risk including the drug manufacturer, the research site, and most importantly, themselves, potentially jeopardizing their health. Furthermore, this may compromise data quality.