21 May 2008

Reuters: Women needed for clinical research

Doctors lack female participants in clinical trials | Health & Fitness | Reuters

I love this quote:
"As research advanced, we started to recognize more and more that women were not just small men with different plumbing and a hormone problem, that there were real biological differences between men and women that had an impact on whether or not a drug was going to work well or cause side effects," said Sherry Marts, vice-president of scientific affairs at the Society for Women's Health Research, which works to increase awareness of the need for women to be properly represented in medical research.
Disclosure: SWHR is an RA member.

~M.

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