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Clinical Trial Data Repressed

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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Clinical Trial Data Repressed


the-scientist.com

A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.

Data from early stage clinical trials are not being widely reported, thus putting patients at risk ...
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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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It's no surprise of course, but even after the FDA mandated that trial results be published on ClinicalTrials.gov within 12 months of the studies’ conclusions - the reporting "deficiencies" continue.

As the study authors report, "missing data about harm in trials can harm patients, and incomplete data about benefit can lead to futile costs to health systems."

I absolutely agree with the authors conclusions:


“When the word ‘mandatory’ turns out to mandate so little, “the need for stronger mechanisms of enforcement becomes very clear.”



the-scientist.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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This is unfortunately a common trend for many failed experiments and does require a shift in culture. The current priorities of those concerned about the economic incentives needs to be replaced by more appreciation for reality and the facts.

There are a few issues that need to be addressed including better access to information, minimal regulation burden, ethical ethic boards of review and enforcement of penalties with bad implementations. Big Pharma has been getting away with too much for too long with a lot of bad repercussions along the way. When they finally are caught red handed it is just a slap on the wrist and back to business as usual.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Big Pharma has been getting away with too much for too long with a lot of bad repercussions along the way. When they finally are caught red handed it is just a slap on the wrist and back to business as usual.


Uh huh. And it's criminal.

GSK lab fined over vaccine tests that killed 14 babies



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