Topic: Clinical Trials -

I've been trying to find clinical trials for which I might be qualified - However, I'm 81 years old and it appears clinical trial age parameters basically end around 65 - I'm 81 years old and would appreciate it if anyone can either confirm this or, alternatively, point me towards where I should look -

Re: Clinical Trials -

Adjuster....the rules may have relaxed - a good question to ask your practitioner - but as far as I know, the elderly patient population is exempt from participation in clinical trials. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Clinical Trials -

Marions - I appreciate your very kind response - Thanks -
Regards, Don M

Re: Clinical Trials -

Anytime, dear Don.  There has been somewhat of an uprising re: the exclusion of the elder population from clinical trial studies and rightfully so.  Here are a few articles:
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011 … s&_r=0

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publicati … der-people

http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3445

Hugs,
Marion

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