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Buchanan attorney Brian Rath co-authored an article published in the journal Clinical Trials as a result of his work with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to work with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study the development of patient-centered outcomes in clinical research.

The article, titled "Use of Altered Informed Consent in Pragmatic Clinical Research," argues that new standards in obtaining conventional written informed consent are necessary in order to enable important pragmatic clinical research while at the same time protecting patients' rights and interests.

Rath is a member of PCORI's Ethics and Regulatory Task Force subcommittee. He became involved with the organization through his volunteer work and leadership position as board member of the Immune Deficiency Foundation

Read the full article – "Use of Altered Informed Consent in Pragmatic Clinical Research" (Clinical Trials, September 2015)