In Dr. William Carson’s experience, he says, “It is as difficult today to get African Americans to participate in clinical trials as it was 20 years ago.” Why is that? Many of us are fearful about clinical trials, recalling the Tuskegee Experiment and others. Or, we are uninformed about what really happens during participation in a clinical trial. In this “CEO Spotlight” segment, Dr. Carson, CEO of Otsuka, shares his insights on why more African Americans should participate in clinical trials. Watch the full interview with Dr. Carson here.
by Team BlackDoctor.org
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