How can doctors confidently prescribe a course of action for such a big chunk of their patients when that group has essentially been excluded from the very tests designed to help healthcare professionals determine and recommend a medical plan?
The To-Do List
- NIH – and other agencies that fund medical studies – must no longer exclude study subjects based on age alone… in the same way those agencies now make it illegal to exclude women and minorities.
- The FDA must require testing on seniors before any new drug or treatment plan is approved.
- Tests that have excluded seniors must indicate that omission, and explain how it could affect results.
Progress... if we make it happen.
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