BIO Is Helping Companies Boost Minority Participation In Clinical Trials
BIO head Michelle McMurry-Heath discusses group’s efforts to increase enrollment of people of color in COVID-19 clinical trials and why New York’s task force to give second review to COVID-19 vaccines is “dangerous for patients.”
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