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<p>This weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will focus on current trends in Phase I clinical trials.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 17

Guests will include Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., who will discuss his recent investigation of for-profit clinical trials that was published in The New Yorker magazine in January. Nearly 70 percent of Phase One trials are now conducted in for-profit clinics. This is a notable shift away from the old model, in which academic medical centers with strict ethical protocols managed the majority of Phase One trials. Dr. Elliott is professor in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.

Also this week, two volunteers for Phase One trials who call themselves “guinea pigs” share their experiences of being in a trial.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by the Lilly Clinic, Clarian Health, and IU Medical Group; Jeremy Shere’s “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.