Advances in Health

Consortium hopes to make clinical trials more diverse

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Second of two parts

Over the past 20 years, the com­bined efforts of Congress, along with the offices of women’s health at FDA and NIH, have increased the participation of women in clinical tri­als. Minorities, however, still account for less than 5% of clinical trial partici­pants. In fact, minorities “are not hard to reach; they are hardly reached” (Lu Chen, HealthDay News, March 2014).

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Group seeks greater diversity in clinical research

Thursday, October 1, 2015

First of two parts

In 2006, a trial led to a “black box warning label” for an asthma medi­cation found to have a disproportion­ally increased death rate. It revealed that respiratory-related deaths oc­curred four times more often in Af­rican-Americans who took the drug.

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