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2013-04-08 11:53:49

Research for diabetes is far more focused on drug therapies than preventive measures, and tends to exclude children and older people who have much to gain from better disease management, according to a Duke Medicine study. By analyzing nearly 2,500 diabetes-related trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007-10, the authors provide a broad overview of the research landscape for diabetes. The effort is part of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, a public-private partnership...

Pediatric Trial Of Amgen's Sensipar Halted After Teen Death
2013-02-27 05:58:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have halted a trial of the thyroid drug Sensipar following the death of a 14-year-old patient during clinical trials, various media outlets reported Tuesday. According to the Associated Press (AP), officials from the regulatory agency are still gathering information about the incident. However, in the meantime they have ordered the drug´s manufacturer, biopharmaceutical...

Children Under Represented In Clinical Trials
2012-10-17 20:28:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Kids Largely Under-Represented in Drug Studies ] According to a study released earlier this month, there are far fewer drug studies involving children than there are with adults. Furthermore, when these studies do include children, the research that goes into these studies is far less comprehensive than that of adult studies. According to a Duke University study of studies, this places not only the...

2012-04-29 19:47:58

Study finds mismatch between global disease burden in youths and research devoted to pediatric patients Although children are more likely than adults to suffer from many diseases, few clinical trials are being conducted to test drugs in pediatric patients, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Drug studies in children are important because children often respond differently to medications than adults....


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