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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 ClinicalTrials.gov--an online database of clinical trials sponsored by FDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Watch this webinar for help navigating ClinicalTrials.gov

Clinical Trial Resources

Consumer Updates

Journal Publications

FDA Voices, Interviews, and Outreach

Videos on Clinical Trials

Latinos Can Make a Difference in Clinical Trials 

Inclusion of Veterans in Clinical Trials- Zulma Santiago 


Inclusion of Veterans in Clinical Trials- Quinyardo McClain

Diversity is Critical to Making Better Medical Products (Short)


Diversity is Critical to Making Better Medical Products (Long)


Getting Access to Cutting Edge Therapies


You Don't Have to be Sick to Participate


How to Find Information about Clinical Trials

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