US to encourage more black people to join research trials

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:695
  1. Norra Macready
  1. California

    American researchers and government officials met last week to examine ways to encourage more people from ethnic minority groups to take part in research trials. The meeting took place in Tuskegee, Alabama, the site of one of the most infamous examples of racism and paternalism in American medical history, in a bid to emphasise that such abuses will never be repeated.

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