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Most clinical trials fail to meet FDA requirement to publish results within a year

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1333 (Published 12 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1333
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Nearly nine in 10 clinical trials fail to meet the US Food and Drug Administration requirement to make summary results publicly available within a year of completion, a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.1

Researchers identified 13 327 clinical trials that were completed or terminated from 1 January 2008 to 31 August 2012. All were covered by the FDA Amendments Act of 2007, which requires …

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