Big Phar­ma part­ners join ini­tia­tive to dri­ve eq­ui­ty and in­clu­sion in dig­i­tal tri­als

As dig­i­tal tri­als picked up steam amid the pan­dem­ic, some said the tech­nol­o­gy could al­so be used to ad­dress bio­phar­ma’s his­toric lack of di­ver­si­ty in the clin­ic. But if im­ple­ment­ed the wrong way, it could al­so ex­ac­er­bate the prob­lem, the Dig­i­tal Med­i­cine So­ci­ety (DiMe) warns.

That’s why DiMe is look­ing to cre­ate a frame­work and re­sources for suc­cess­ful­ly run­ning dig­i­tal tri­als. And a suite of in­dus­try play­ers — in­clud­ing Am­gen and Glax­o­SmithK­line — are join­ing the new ini­tia­tive.

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