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What Clinical Trials? Many Study Results Remain Under Wraps


7/23/2014 6:49:54 AM

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Despite growing clamor for drug makers and researchers to publish clinical trial results, many studies are not disclosed to the public, according to a new study. To wit, nearly 30 percent of 400 randomly selected trials that were completed in 2008 had not been published in a medical journal or posted on the ClinicalTrials.gov four years later. And smaller trials that occur at the earlier stages of development and were funded exclusively by the pharmaceutical industry – specifically, Phase II – were less likely to be published, according to the study in PLOS One.

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