Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Prestigious medical research institutions have flagrantly violated a federal law requiring public reporting of study results, depriving patients and doctors of complete data to gauge the safety and benefits of treatments."

Remember how Clinicaltrials.gov was going to solve the problems of fraudulent, misreported and rigged medical research, by requiring that researchers register their trials and report results on a publicly accessible database?

Turns out it's not exactly working as planned.  Researchers are not following the rules and nobody is paying attention, much less sanctioning offenders. In fact, at some institutions, medical researchers never report results. The worst offenders are Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, San Diego.

You can read the entire story on Stat, a publication of the Boston Globe.

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