Wanted: elderly human guinea pigs

 作者:邝镝思     |      日期:2019-03-08 06:14:01
CLINICAL trials must include more older recruits if thousands of lives are to be saved, say researchers who have drawn up a charter calling for such a change. The team told the British Medical Association on Monday that the elderly are under-represented in clinical trials, and that in a quarter of cases the reasons for excluding them are unjustified. Paul Dieppe at the University of Bristol, UK, says that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are not trialled in patients over the age of 70 but are prescribed to people of this age,