Why Are So Few Drugs Tested for Safety in Pregnancy

October 1, 2020

(Undark) – Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have churned out research papers at an unprecedented rate. Among the most closely watched studies are clinical trials, which are designed to determine whether a given treatment is safe and effective in humans. Hundreds of these trials have been approved around the world over the past six months. And yet one group of patients — pregnant and lactating mothers — are being left out.