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Participation of women in clinical trials of drug therapies: a context for the controversies

Set of six articles, written from an American perspective, introducing the issue of women’s exclusion from clinical drug trials. Examines how and why women have historically been under-represented in or excluded from drug trials, and the negative effects this has had on women’s health care. Asks whether women have yet achieved adequate access to clinical research. (Requires free registration in Medscape to access.)

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Published: 2001
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This article shares the story of Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, a drug introduced in the forties to prevent miscarriage. Identifies harmful effects on daughters and sons of women who took this drug.

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Published: 1983