NIH accelerating the use of genomics in clinical care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding $18.9 million towards research aiming to accelerate the use of genome sequencing in clinical care. The new awards will verify that the genomic medicine can be applied to all individuals and groups including diverse...

Ethics of an NIH blood transfusion study under scrutiny

According to MedPage Today, Public Citizen is calling for the immediate suspension of a large National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored trial comparing blood transfusion strategies after heart attacks. The consumer advocacy group said that the Myocardial Ischemia...

FDA: remaining proposed and final rules for 2017

According to an updated list of Department of Health and Human Services rulemakings, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to release seven proposed rules and six final rules to close out 2017. Proposed Rulemakings Among the proposals coming are...

More seniors needed for clinical trials

According to a recent article on the Washington Post, more than 60% of cancer patients are older adults and that number could increase to 70% by 2040. However, seniors are rarely involved with clinical trials, leading to uncertainty with how treatments will affect...
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