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All trials campaign - access to the whole picture is imperative for clinicians and researchers

(7 Posts)
Grannyknot Wed 09-Jan-13 08:43:47

Here's a campaign to sign up to for those who are interested: Over half of all clinical trials never publish results; some have not even been registered. If action is not taken urgently, information on what was done and what was found in trials could be lost forever, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated unnecessarily on people and animals. Says GP Dr Richard Lehman: “It is a scandal that doctors like myself often prescribe treatments without knowing their true benefits and harms, because research evidence from human trials has been withheld. That means that over my 35 years as a GP, I have unintentionally spent large sums of NHS money on treatments that did not work, and some patients have suffered avoidable harm. We need immediate access to all the data relating to all the drugs and devices which we use on millions of people every day.”

whenim64 Wed 09-Jan-13 09:24:23

Signed. Needs lots more signatures.

annodomini Wed 09-Jan-13 09:42:07

Done it.

glassortwo Wed 09-Jan-13 10:37:18


Bags Wed 09-Jan-13 10:55:59

Done. Even before I saw this thread. smile

Butty Wed 09-Jan-13 17:17:12

Just signed. I am astonished there aren't more signatures.

janeainsworth Wed 09-Jan-13 17:24:03

Signed and shared on Facebook.