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What does DOH stand for?

DOH stands for Declaration of Helsinki (medical ethics; World Medical Association)


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To ascertain the extent of similarities and differences in the guidance documents relevant to clinical research in South Africa, we compared the following documents: International Conference on Harmonisation: E6 Consolidated Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice, 1996 (ICH GCP); (2) SA GCP 2006;1 Declaration of Helsinki (2004) as incorporated in SA GCP 2006 (World Medical Association at its 55th General Assembly, Tokyo, 2004); (3) Declaration of Helsinki (2008) (World Medical Association at its 59th General Assembly, Seoul, 2008); (4) Ethics in Health Research: Principles, Structures and Processes (Department of Health 2004--'ethical guidelines' for the purpose of this paper); (5) the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996); (6) and the National Health Act 61 of 2003.
For those readers who would like to know why placebo-controlled trials and the Declaration of Helsinki remain controversial from an ethical perspective, however, two useful and interesting starting points are articles by Carlson, Boyd, and Web (2004) and Wolinsky (2006), respectively.
Another important medical code of ethics is that issued by the World Medical Association (WMA) since 1964 and amended periodically as its Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (www.