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Study Probes Why US Blacks Wary Of Medical Trials


1/16/2008 7:38:46 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Distrust of doctors and concern over being abused as human guinea pigs may explain why U.S. blacks have been less willing than whites to volunteer to take part in medical studies, researchers said on Monday. Experts have known for decades that blacks are more reluctant than whites to take part in clinical trials, which are vital in testing the effectiveness of new treatment, prevention and diagnosis methods for various diseases.


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