Lawmakers, Health Orgs Advocate Clinical Trial Diversity Steps

By Jessica Karins / May 22, 2024 at 12:17 PM
Lawmakers have introduced a new bill offering solutions to reduce the financial obstacles to diverse clinical trial participation, while FDA and other agencies undertake multiple initiatives to boost trial diversity -- but FDA’s commissioner acknowledged there are difficult obstacles to overcome in a system not set up for equitable access to care. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) recently introduced the Clinical Trial Modernization Act that would incentivize trial diversity in a number of ways, including allowing...

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