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Why did Carl Steubing and others die as a result of participating in a clinical trial for cancer drug patients at the VA Hospital in Albany, NY?

List some of the research violations that existed at Stratton Veterans Medical Center. How are these factors related to privacy and security issues in obtaining healthcare data for clinical trials?

Are there any issues with regard to screening potential employees for Stratton Medical Center? What impact do they have on the safety of patients treated by the Medical Center?

Are there any ethical issues involved in this case?

What types of safeguards or changes in procedures would you suggest for Stratton Medical Center in order to prevent the situation?

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Carl Steubing and others died as a result of participating in clinical trials for cancer drug patients at the VA hospital in Albany, NY due to the extensive amount of fraud, illegal, and unethical practices that were taking place. The patients were not under care by a medical doctor, but instead were admitted to the study and under the care of someone acting like a doctor, but nonetheless someone who did not have a valid medical license. The patients, including Mr. Strubing, were admitted to the testing and ...

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The solution discusses the case of Carl Steubing and others who died as a result of participating in a clinical trial for cancer drug patients at the VA hospital in Albany, NY. References are also provided.

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