Pandemic wreaks havoc with clinical trials and healthcare programs

Clinical trials and preventative healthcare programs worth millions of dollars in research funding have collapsed due to a lack of participation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programs, such as those targeting childhood obesity or blood pressure in regional areas, are among those that have ground to a halt over the past month.

When interviewed by the Canberra Times, NSWRHP Director, Professor Christine Jorm explains, “We have got a situation now where these programs are halfway through and they have stopped.”

“Hundreds of thousands of dollars in research investment is being written off.”

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