Are women unrepresented in clinical trials?

There are conflicting reports on the representation of women in clinical trials, with one group saying they are overrepresented and others disagreeing. What is really going on? Image Credit Sex The Institute of Medicine advises that sex matters, so both males and females need to be represented in trials to detect gender differences in the effects of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions. Women’s healthcare will be compromised due to a lack of sex-specific information about drugs, their doses and unusual uses of drugs. Trials The demographic make-up of clinical trial participants…

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