8 Things to Know About Vaccinating Your 12 to 15-Year-Old Against COVID-19

MRNA VS. CONVENTIONAL VACCINES Working Together to Empower Women Reducing Health Disparities in Latino Communities Pfizer Women’s Resource Group Universal vs. Single Payer Healthcare The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to prevent COVID-19 […]

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Black Americans Underrepresented in Clinical Trials of Cardiovascular Drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Black U.S. residents have been significantly underrepresented in pivotal clinical trials of 24 cardiovascular drugs that received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval during the last 15 years, according to two researchers in China. The underrepresentation could undermine the generalizability of the trials and the use of new cardiovascular drugs in Black Americans, they write […]

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Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

“I’m the first person in my circle of family and friends to participate in a clinical trial.” Five years ago, Rhonda Long was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer that’s seen in only about 8,000 Americans each year. At the time, Long, who is Black, said her doctor in Dayton, OH, told her she was not a candidate […]

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Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Grafts

Medtronic is voluntarily recalling unused Valiant Navion thoracic stent grafts worldwide after reports of stent fractures surfaced from the Valiant Evo Global clinical trial. Two patients have confirmed type IIIb endoleaks and one patient has died, according to the company. Following these three reports, an independent imaging laboratory reviewed all images from the trial and reported that 7 out of […]

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