First the article about high power career women and child bearing issues, now this week's cover story is about the pros and cons (but mostly CONS) of clinical trials. Did anyone see it? I think it is interesting, and brings up some good points, but casts a very negative shadow on clinical research. We've come a long way since the Tuskegee trials, and I agree that the regulation and constant re-evaluation should never stop, but accidents do occur, doctors are human, and patients themselves have to weight the risk/benefit ratio when deciding to enroll in trials. I think that there are some docs with conflicts of interest and some drug companies out to make a buck, but most clinical research is good, honest and vitally important work. The article states all of this, but the title is HUMAN GUINEA PIGS and the picture of a woman in a hospital gown in a cage is the take-home message the general public will get and it's very negative. Just my opinion, anyone else have thoughts?