Clinical trial results must be made public

If clinical trial results aren’t registered, then we have no way of knowing if patients are getting appropriate treatment

23rd September, 2018

We recently learned that most Irish universities running clinical trials are breaking EU rules on reporting results.

This came to light from research carried out at the University of Oxford and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Clinical trials are large tests that usually involve hundreds or thousands of people. They assess whether a medicine works and, importantly, whether it is safe.

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