The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new draft guidance to industry for developing plans to enroll more participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. into clinical trials –  expanding on the agency’s previous guidances for industry to improve clinical trial diversity.

A new research study by Klick Health and ThinkNow reveals significant cultural differences in the way Hispanics deal with their health – reinforcing the need for cross-cultural marketing programs by healthcare companies targeting this growing population segment.

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services undergoes the comment period on its national coverage decision for Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm (aducanumab), Biogen and its partner company Eisai released additional details about the Phase IV post-marketing study of the drug.

Younger adults are seeking out Covid-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on June 21.

The Covid-19 epidemic highlighted the disproportionate way the virus impacted minority communities across the U.S., increasing the calls for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical studies. While there has been a more significant push, a recent Pfizer clinical trials diversity report shows there is still a wide gap that needs to be bridged.

Covid-19 was the primary or contributing cause of 377,883 deaths in the United States during 2021, with a particularly high toll among the elderly, according to a government report released on March 31.

Feb. 5 was a different sort of Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, the legendary home of baseball’s “Bronx Bombers,” as New York ramped up its drive to vaccinate the state’s most vulnerable residents, many who live in the hard-hit Bronx neighborhoods that surround the legendary sports venue.

The microscopic organisms living in our intestines may influence the severity of Covid-19 and the body’s immune response to it, and could account for lingering symptoms, researchers reported.

SubjectWell – the largest risk-free clinical trials marketplace – released statistics on patients’ attitudes toward clinical research, specifically those with liver diseases. 

Moderna Inc. completed the enrollment of 30,000 participants in a late-stage study testing the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, with over a third of the participants from communities of color.