Regulations on Clinical Trial Recruitment and Advertising
In order to protect potential participants, regulations on clinical trial recruitment advertising are necessary. For examples, no claims should be made that the investigational drug is safe or effective, or that it is equivalent or superior to existing treatments. The content of advertising should be pre-reviewed by an IRB, in determining whether it is misleading or too promissory. The advertising should not promote “free medical treatment” or emphasize the trial is paid. When preparing to advertise clinical trials, failing to keep in mind these regulations and relevant guidelines may cause serious consequences to the research.