BioPharma Dive December 5, 2022
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To better understand how medications impact the people who use them, participants in clinical trials should reflect real-life demographics. And yet, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis of clinical trials in 2020 found participants were largely homogenous and unrepresentative of the populations the healthcare industry serves: globally, 76% of enrolled participants were white, while just 11% were Asian and 7% were Black.1 In the United States, 78% of enrolled participants were white while roughly 22% were people of color,1 despite having a population nearly twice that number.2

These disparities could potentially hinder healthcare, says Angel Akinbinu, who is director for site and patient diversity with Syneos Health®. “When we do not have diversity in our trials, we run...

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