Plan to boost access to clinical trials

THE federal government has launched a new website to connect patients with clinical trials and hopefully boost participation.

Health Minister Sussan Ley says the “one-stop shop” – AustralianClinicalTrials.gov.au – will improve patient access to innovative medical research.

The site includes information about trials, who can enrol, and what is required of patients.

Ms Ley says it’s necessary to lift the participation rates, with just under half of all phase III clinical trials conducted in Australia failing to meet

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