Medicine’s Missing Half: How Withholding Clinical Trials Degrades the Evidence Base

March 01, 2013

Medicine’s Missing Half: How Withholding Clinical Trials Degrades the Evidence Base
Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, discusses the pervasive bias in reporting clinical trials of medications.

He calls for all trials to be registered and for all trial results to be reported. Otherwise, he says, doctors, researchers, and patients are prevented from making discerning decisions about treatments and the field of evidence-based medicine is pointlessly hobbled. For more, see alltrials.net.