Why don’t we test drugs on pregnant women and children? To protect them from untested Drugs…

It’s the Catch-22 of clinical trials…

"Why don't we test drugs on women and children? To protect them from untested Drugs"
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It’s the Catch-22 of clinical trials: to protect pregnant women and children from the risks of untested drugs….we don’t test drugs adequately for them. In the last few decades, we’ve been more concerned about the harms of research than of inadequately tested treatments for everyone, in fact. But for “vulnerable populations,” like pregnant women and children, the default was to exclude them. And just in case any women might be, or might become, pregnant, it was often easier just to exclude us all from trials. “

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