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A Cautious Yes

A new survey suggests that many Americans would consider taking part in a clinical trial, but that most of their doctors do not discuss medical research with them, writes Ed Silverman at Pharmalot.

Silverman notes that previously cited reasons for low participation rates in trials include wide access to medication and difficulties in finding participants who are not taking other medications that could influence the trial.

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