Reach For the Outliers

A March 2012 news release from hopkinsmedicine.org stated AIDS experts from Johns Hopkins were “surprised and dismayed” that their latest study showed the number of new cases of HIV infection among black women was five times higher than previously estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The study concluded the HIV epidemic still…

Getting India Back On Track

Once a hot destination for speedy clinical trials and a global leader in medical research and development, India is seeing its number of approved clinical trials plummet this year.  In 2011, 325 Global Clinical Trials (GCTs) were approved (a drop from 500 in 2010) followed by another drop to 262 trials in 2012.  According to…

Waiting to be Asked

Yesterday’s clinical trials create today’s lifesaving treatments.  They are the fastest and safest way to discover therapies that work for humans. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says its unlawful to discriminate against someone based on their race, color, religion, sex or national origin but in clinical trial participation, it’s time to…