Nearly half of all trials run by major sponsors in past decade are unpublished

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 04 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5955
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The drug company Sanofi has failed to publish results for almost two thirds of the clinical trials it has conducted in the past decade, a major new tracking service has disclosed.

TrialsTracker, a new automated service launched to shine a spotlight on drug companies and universities, found that nearly half of all trials run by major sponsors in the past 10 years were missing results.1

Sanofi, the multinational drug company based in France, had the highest number of missing results (285 missing results, 65.5% of those conducted). The next highest number of missing results was from Novartis Pharmaceuticals (201, 37.6%), followed by the US National Cancer Institute (194, 34.8%), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux …

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