Thanks to new federal rules, researchers will have to publicly report the results of nearly all clinical trials, including those for drugs and devices that never reach the market. The new rules also require sponsors to update Clinical Trials website about the status of ongoing studies. Currently, some entries languish for years without new information, thus leaving patients and researchers in the dark about whether a trial is still underway. VRF was filling the void with a curated database of all ongoing clinical trials in vitiligo, and projecting results on a separate layer of the World Vitiligo Map. Starting today, we can finally stop this time-consuming and laborious process. There are currently 16 studies on vitiligo listed on ClinicalTrails.gov
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Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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