Responsability of sponsors after clinical trials are finished


  • Elizabeth Benites Estupiñán


This paper describes some ethical problems derived from multi center studies in developing countries, specifically those referred to the role of sponsors after the clinical trial is concluded. After reviewing some international norms, it proposes several ethical obligations fro sponsors of these trials. Finally, the evidence shows pessimism with respect to fulfilling them.


ethics, clinical trial, sponsor, drug.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Benites Estupiñán

Doctora en Medicina y Cirugía, Master en Salud Pública. Subdirectora técnica y responsable de la Coordinación de Aseguramiento de la Calidad del Instituto Nacional de Higiene y Medicina Tropical “LIP”, Guayaquil, Ecuador.