Monday, June 04, 2018

B - Population diversity in clinical trials

Knepper TC, McLeod HL. When will clinical trials finally reflect diversity? Nature 2018;557:157-159

Many studies show that the likelihood, nature and severity of side effects from a medication can differ between populations. For this reason, funders and researchers have repeatedly said that clinical trials should include more participants from ethnic minorities. An analysis of drug studies shows that most participants are white, even though trials are being done in more countries.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05049-5

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