Who says medical research is bad for your health?

‘Most discussion about the ethics of medical research addresses the question of how research should be regulated. Indeed, medical research is in many ways much more strictly regulated than medical practice. From a perusal of the innumerable guidelines on medical research you could be forgiven for thinking that medical research, like smoking, must be bad for your health.’

Hope T. Medical ethics: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, p99.