T.J. is a seven-year-old boy who was diagnosed with asthma at three years of age. T.J. and his parents have been approached about his participation in a clinical study of a new medication for asthma to assess its safety and efficacy in treating children with asthma.
What are the possible risks (if any) to T.J. if he were to enroll in this study?
What are the possible benefits (if any)? To T.J.? To his parents? To other children with asthma?
What are the risks of not including children in research?