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Johns Hopkins Group Works to Improve Transparency of Clinical Trial Results

Filed July 1st, 2013 Laurie

The results of only about 50 percent of drug clinical trials are published in medical journals, but Johns Hopkins University postdoctoral student Peter Doshi is working to change that.

Doshi is known for pushing pharmaceutical companies to reveal the results of clinical trials — the good and the bad. The negative side effects of medications are often omitted from such reports by researchers paid by the companies to write favorable reviews of their products. Manipulative and selective data has led to scandals over the years. The painkiller Vioxx was associated with under-reported heart attacks, while misleading information about the antidepressant drug Paxil was released to hide a link between the drug and suicidal tendencies among teenagers, according to The New York Times.

Doshi says that medicine “relies on hierarchies of trust” and explained that patients assume there is some sort of watchdog or governing body looking out for them and making sure their medications are safe, when in reality “we have partial watchdogs who see part of the full picture.” The New York Times reports that Doshi and his colleagues are working to compel pharmaceutical companies to release more data regarding results of clinical trials.

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