Patient-led drug trials defy medical establishment -- at Yahoo! News
Whether or not the scientific and clinical communities accept the trend, Web 2.0 will continue to enable and empower patients to share information and initiate their own research. (Once upon a time the medical community also dismissed the role of the Internet for patients to find health information.) Can we take measures to strengthen the tools available to patients, to make their efforts in generating research data a source of value (rather than fear) to scientists and clinicians?