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FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law

For 20 years, the U.S. government has urged companies, universities, and other institutions that conduct clinical trials to record their results in a federal database, so doctors and patients can see whether new treatments are safe and effective. Few trial sponsors have consistently done so, even after a 2007 law made posting mandatory for many trials registered in the database. More

Patient Influencers Paid By Pharmaceutical Companies Should Be Required To Disclose Industry Ties

Pharmaceutical companies have long turned to physicians to deliver key marketing messages to their colleagues, patients, and the public. These companies are now investing in patients who have gained trust and stature within a patient community. These patients speak as everyday people with medical conditions, as relatable as a friend from high school. More