WHO Demands Disclosure of All Clinical Trial Results

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for the release of clinical trial results for all drugs, vaccines and medical devices – whatever the result – in the latest salvo against the withholding of data.

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general at the United Nations health agency, said failure to disclose trial results led to misinformation and could result in skewed priorities for research and public health interventions.

“It creates indirect costs for public and private entities, including patients themselves, who pay for sub-optimal or harmful treatments,” she said.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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