Ecuadorian Specialist Dr requires authorities to recognize and apply the Declaration of Helsinki

The Declaration of Helsinki are the ethical principles for medical research on human beings agreed and adopted in 1964 by the World Medical Association, which has 114 countries as members. This statement says in paragraph 37 the following:

Interventions not proven in clinical practice

37. When proven interventions do not exist in the care of a patient or other known interventions have been ineffective, the physician, after seeking expert advice, with the informed consent of the patient or an authorized legal representative, may be allowed to use interventions that are not proven, whether, in their opinion, this gives some hope of saving life, restoring health or alleviating suffering. Such interventions should be further investigated in order to assess their safety and efficacy. In all cases, this new information must be recorded and, when appropriate, made available to the public.

WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Human Medical Research

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