THE CONVERSATION: We’re doing drug trials wrong – here’s how to fix it

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Release date: 18/10/2018

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By the age of 65, at least half of us will suffer from two or more long-term diseases. And the chance of having multi-morbidity, as it is known, increases with age.

Only 9% of people with coronary heart disease have no other condition. The other 91% have various combinations of hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, dementia, chronic kidney disease and so on.

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TitleWe’re doing drug trials wrong – here’s how to fix it
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/10/18
DescriptionBy the age of 65, at least half of us will suffer from two or more long-term diseases. And the chance of having multi-morbidity, as it is known, increases with age.

Only 9% of people with coronary heart disease have no other condition. The other 91% have various combinations of hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, dementia, chronic kidney disease and so on.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/were-doing-drug-trials-wrong-heres-how-to-fix-it-103030
PersonsTracy Hussell