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Leading ethicists have called for the establishment of effective national and institutional ethics review committees in developing countries to protect biomedical research participants from any possible harm or exploitation.

The calls came at a symposium on ethical issues in health research in developing countries held in Pakistan earlier this month.

Participants also recommended the same standard of care and treatment for individuals participating in externally funded clinical trials in developing countries as would be provided to participants in the country funding the study.

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