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Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2865 (Published 13 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2865

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Re: Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings

Following the publication of the Restoring invisible and abandoned trials (RIAT) paper [1], we notified 4 members of the Bendectin Peer Group on 8 August 2013 that we intend to publish the results of the unpublished 1970s study on the efficacy of doxylamine and pyridoxine (“8-way” Bendectin Study). As of 25 September 2013, 3 did not respond to our letter and 1 responded but did not register an intent to publish the trial. We are now publicly declaring our intention to publish the findings of this clinical trial.

Reference
1. Doshi P, Dickersin K, Healy D, Vedula SS, Jefferson T. Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings. BMJ. 2013 Jun 13;346:f2865 2.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 September 2013
Nav Persaud
Associate Scientist
St Michael's Hospital
80 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1X2