Drug Trials Used For FDA Approval Never Get Published

September 24, 2008

A new study in the journal PLoS, has found that the majority of drug trials used by the FDA to approve or decline drugs never actually get published..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study in the journal PLoS, has found that the majority of drug trials used by the FDA to approve or decline drugs never actually get published.

Researchers carried out their study at the University of California, San Francisco by looking over 90 drugs which were approved by the FDA between 1998 and 2000.

They then analyzed data on the 909 drug trials submitted to the FDA for approval of the drugs.

They found that many of the trials the FDA used to approve drugs never were published.

Out of these 909 trials, only 43% of them were actually published.

This was the case even 5 years after the drugs were approved.


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