The Problem with Pregnancy

To perform a research study, there are rules that a research team much follow according to regulations by the International Review Board (IRB). The IRB reviews the methods and protocols of a research project that involves human subjects to ensure that the rights of the individual are protected and no unnecessary harm occurs. The problem with pregnancy is that it is generally considered unethical to run research tests during the gestational period. This makes finding well controlled trials in pregnant women difficult. Due to this complication in research, I am exploring a source of information that I have never used before. I was advised by a clinical faculty member to contact the drug manufactures of Tamiflu and ask for all of the research information they have on its use in pregnancy. This is a new avenue for me and I am excited to see how it turns out. I hope that it will broaden my horizons and provide another resource to use in my future career.

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