Researchers Look for Ways to Make Drug Trials More Diverse

28 March, 2021

Pharmaceutical researchers are turning to technology to broaden access to experimental treatments, and make clinical trials more equitable in terms of their inclusion of minorities

Minorities are often underrepresented as participants in studies of new drugs—leaving them with less access to new, potentially lifesaving drugs, and making scientists less aware of how medicines affect people of various races differently. One reason is minority groups, because of abuses in the past, sometimes distrust the medical system. Minorities also can lack the resources needed to travel or fulfill other requirements to be able to participate in drug trials.
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