I originally commented on Ronald White's article named "Institutional Review Board Mission Creep: The Common Rule, Social Science, and the Nanny State" on March 15, 2011. The History of IRB Mission Creep section of the paper is a thorough review of the gradual "expansion of IRBs' scope and authority." I particularly endorse the paragraph that identifies the creation of the the Department of Homeland Security as another example of mission creep.
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Don Stacy is a 47 yo libertarian writer and physician. His articles have been published by multiple libertarian-themed websites. He practices medicine as a radiation oncologist in Hazard, KY.