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Drug safety is too important to leave to industry

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:230

There's a fundamental tension in many drug trials between the sponsors, who want the trial to be a useful marketing tool, and the guardians of public health, who want it to answer key questions about whether a drug works and is safe. Ideally, a trial should do both, but when …

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