Medical research: One size doesn’t fit all

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  • Nancy says:

    It would be interesting to see demographic data on the researchers themselves. Are they predominately middle aged males as are the clinical researches? Are they also predominately white?

  • Margaret Adamson says:

    I’m a healthy 4’11” 85 year old Asian woman. I’ve refused to take medication for osteoporosis, high cholesterol and diabetes (all with borderline numbers). I go to fitness class three times a week and have felt for years that I don’t need the medications I’ve been prescribed. I’ve fallen on a TTC bus twice when there were sudden surges, but haven’t broken a bone.

  • Michele Bennett says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this article and applaud your efforts at garnering attention to this very Important and as you suggest overlooked area of patient representation in drug trials. Thank you


Vanessa Milne


Vanessa is a freelance health journalist and a form staff writer with Healthy Debate

Jeremy Petch


Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and has a PhD in Philosophy (Health Policy Ethics) from York University. He is the former managing editor of Healthy Debate and co-founded Faces of Healthcare

Mike Tierney


Mike is the Vice President of Clinical Programs at Ottawa Hospital.

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