TAG ARCHIVES FOR mental illness


Suicide is an urgent and growing public health crisis. It was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with over 44,000 deaths, according to the CDC. Studying suicide, and including suicidal or potentially suicidal individuals in clinical research, is an important way to gain valuable data that can advance prevention efforts. Researchers and IRBs may tend to exclude suicidal individuals from research in order to avoid potential risks; however, in order for the research to be scientifically and clinically valuable, it is important that suicidal individuals are not excluded from research unnecessarily. Read more


As summer swings into full gear, be sure to take a break from the heat to delve into the research ethics news making headlines this month. 
The Era of Big Data and its Implication for Big Pharma: The integration of technology into health care has resulted in an abundance of data about our health. In this piece for the Health Affairs Blog, Marc Berger et al. discuss how “big [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager

In January, PRIM&R welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, including David H. Strauss, MD. Dr. Strauss is director of research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is vice chair for research administration, ethics, and policy at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Strauss has been actively involved with PRIM&R for 10 years, [...] Read more


by Julie Fine, Legal Specialist, Legal Division, Pfizer Inc. (Please note: The views presented here are my own and do not reflect positions or policies of Pfizer.)

In the weeks following the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, what has lingered with me most has been the keynote speech on mental illness and stigma by Elyn Saks, JD, PhD. She discussed how [...] Read more