Address correspondence to Charles Weijer, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, Department of Philosophy, Talbot College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin G. Miller and colleagues have stimulated renewed interest in research ethics through their work criticizing clinical equipoise. Over three years and some twenty articles, they have also worked to articulate a positive alternative view on norms governing the conduct of clinical research. Shared presuppositions underlie the positive and critical dimensions of Miller and colleagues' work. However, recognizing that constructive contributions to the field ought to enjoy priority, we presently scrutinize the constructive dimension of their work. We argue that it is wanting in several respects.