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Health Agencies Update
March 28, 2012

Clinical Trials Website

JAMA. 2012;307(12):1243. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.334

Patients seeking more information about clinical trials and how to enroll in them have a new resource, a website ( launched recently by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The site also provides resources for clinicians.

NIH director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, explained in a statement that recruiting sufficient numbers of volunteers is a key challenge for clinical trials and that lack of information about what clinical trials are and how to participate may be keeping patients from enrolling.

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