US research bodies aren’t reporting trial results as required, report finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 15 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6818
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

US academic, non-profit, and government research institutions are failing to report the results of clinical trials as required by law, an investigation has found. The investigation report was published on 14 December by the health news website STAT.1

Under a 2007 US federal law, institutions and companies are required to post summary data, adverse event reports, and participants’ demographic information from clinical trials on the website within 12 months of completion of a trial. The aim of the law was to make sure that all …

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