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Health Agencies Update
January 25, 2006

Minorities in Clinical Trials

JAMA. 2006;295(4):377. doi:10.1001/jama.295.4.377-d

Contrary to the widely held notion that minorities are less willing than other groups to participate in research trials, a new study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health has found that minorities participate at the same rate as non-Hispanic whites when they are made aware of studies and meet their medical requirements (Wendler D et al. December 6 online issue of PLoS Medicine.

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