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In Global Health Research, Is It Legitimate To Stop Clinical Trials Early on Account of Their Opportunity Costs?

  • James V. Lavery mail,

    jim.lavery@utoronto.ca (JVL); buchanan@schoolph.umass.edu (DB)

    Affiliations: Centre for Research on Inner City Health and Centre for Global Health Research, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Peter A. Singer,

    Affiliation: McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Renee Ridzon,

    Affiliation: HIV, TB & Reproductive Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jerome A. Singh,

    Affiliations: Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Arthur S. Slutsky,

    Affiliations: Departments of Medicine and Critical Care, and The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge2 Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Departments of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Joseph J. Anisko,

    Affiliation: Independent Consultant, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • David Buchanan mail

    jim.lavery@utoronto.ca (JVL); buchanan@schoolph.umass.edu (DB)

    Affiliation: School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 09, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000071

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