Overview of Efforts to Open Up Drug Research Data

The work of Peter Doshi and Cochrane Collaboration lead Dr. Tom Jefferson is reviewed in this New York Times article. It provides some enlightening information about the past 10 years of efforts to get drug companies to make trial data public. The hidden battle over whether the Tamiflu vaccine for flu actually works or not is particularly interesting reading.


1 comment for “Overview of Efforts to Open Up Drug Research Data

  1. Francesca Allan
    July 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    This is indeed good news but it’s quite discouraging that the industry doesn’t consider this a no brainer and make trial data accessible without such pressure from outside sources.

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