clinical research, ebolaWe always enjoy reading about clinical research participation, but this week we also take note of more news about ebola, and some warnings for Parkinson’s drugs.

1.  UK: 9 out of 10 People Would Participate in Clinical Research   National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) conducted a survey and its results show that 89% of people would participate in clinical research, and only 3% wouldn’t consider it at all.

2.  J&J to spend $200 million to speed Ebola vaccine  In an effort “to accelerate and significantly expand”, Johnson & Johnson is planning to spend as much as $200 million.  The vaccine they created with the NIH is showing promising results in preclinical studies.

3.  Parkinson’s Drugs Need Warnings About Compulsive Behaviors: Study  Some Parkinson’s disease drugs have been associated with disorders that cause unusual addictive behaviors.  Because of its severity, the study authors are suggesting much stronger warnings for users.