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USA Weekend

Here's a link to a sample article that utilizes my background in pharmaceutical writing. 



USA Weekend


Should your child be in a clinical trial?

Kids aren't little adults. That's why studies are needed to learn about their health and test new treatments. One government-sponsored study will follow 100,000 children from the womb to age 21 and is now recruiting participants. (Learn more at


Have questions about whether to let your child participate in a study? Here are some answers:


Can it help my child? Your son or daughter may get help for a medical disorder, including an experimental drug or treatment.


How do I learn about the risks? Go to the Food and Drug Administration's website and search for "should your child be in a pediatric trial." Also, before you enroll, consult your pediatrician.


Is there a list of these studies? To find pediatric trials, go to and do an advanced search for children ages birth to 17.