July 7th, 2016

Lack Of Diversity In Clinical Trials Presents Possible Health Consequences

By Miguel Valdez Soto

Despite striking ethnic disparities in the incidence and mortality of diseases like cancer and respiratory disease, minorities are not well represented in clinical trials. A paper out in the journal PLOS Medicine says two main barriers to achieving diverse clinical trials are the expense of recruiting minority subjects, and fears of exploitation in medical research.

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