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Tuskegee Legacy Discourages Trial Participation by Blacks

Gever, John (2008) Tuskegee Legacy Discourages Trial Participation by Blacks. UNSPECIFIED.

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African Americans are still suspicious of the clinical research establishment, some 35 years after details of the infamous Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis were revealed, researchers here said. More than twice as many blacks as white believe physicians secretly experiment on patients, reported Neil R. Powe, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Johns Hopkins in the January issue of Medicine. The researchers said this was the first study to quantify different perceptions of risk associated with clinical trials by race. They wanted to explore the difficulty noted by many earlier researchers in enrolling African-American participants in clinical trials.

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Additional Information: This story is commenting on the article Race, Medical Researcher Distrust, Perceived Harm, and Willingness to Participate in Cardiovascular Prevention Trials (Medicine 87(1), January, 2008) which is also in this archive.
Uncontrolled Keywords: African Americans; clinical research establishment; Tuskegee study; syphilis; clinical trials
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Research > studies
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    Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2008
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 22:04
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/898

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