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Drug trials still fail to include sufficient numbers of women

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:360
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Efforts to limit sex bias in clinical drug trials have improved but are still inadequate, says a follow up report on the drug approval practices of the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued by the General Accounting Office.

    The General Accounting Office is the investigative arm of the US Congress. In 1992 it found that not enough women were included in pre-approval clinical trials of drugs and charged the FDA with the task of improving …

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