For Consumers

Minorities in Clinical Trials


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Clinical trials are research studies that determine whether medical products like medicines, vaccines, or devices are safe and effective for people. Participants in clinical trials should represent the patients that will be using the medical products, though this is often not the case. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in clinical trials. This is a concern because people of different ages, races, and ethnicities may react differently to medical products.

If you think a clinical trial may be right for you, talk to your doctor.

You can also search for clinical trials on online database of clinical trials sponsored by FDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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