Ethical Considerations of Patient-Funded Research for Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics (Abstract)

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Ethical Considerations of Patient-Funded Research for Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics

Neurotherapeutics
October 2017
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28779373/

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.