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Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results.

Source: hosted.ap.org

Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results.

The AP (11/20, Neergaard) reports the government has proposed (11/20) new rules to expand what “researchers are required to publicly report” on clinical trials. While the results of many studies are reported in scientific journals or elsewhere, “researchers don’t always publicly reveal their results, especially when the findings show a treatment doesn’t work as initially hoped, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.” The new proposal looks to “change that by increasing information available on a public database.”

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