Research Trials Lack Diversity, And That Could Cause Big Problems
PLOS Medicine published a new study that found a lack of diversity in clinical trials in biomedical research.By Bell Johnson | December 16, 2015
A new study says clinical trials for biomedical research are too white. (Video via National Institutes of Health)
Sam Oh, one of the study's researchers, told NPR the lack of diversity in clinical trials can cause confusion over why certain drugs work for some but not for others.
"African-Americans and Puerto Ricans don't respond as well to some of the most common asthma controller medications, and that's really a tragedy since these two groups are the most affected by asthma in the United States, " Oh said. (Video via National Institutes of Health)