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Clinical Trials Continue … but Only at a Crawl

Published October 11, 2013 by OSP


About 12 patients were enrolled between Oct. 1, when the government shutdown began, and Oct. 8. That is substantially fewer than would have been enrolled had there been no shutdown. In a typical week, the agency enrolls roughly 200 new patients. About 30 of those are children, a third of whom have cancer.

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