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2013-07-09 22:40:35

Ben Goldacre, research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, says we need all the evidence to make informed decisions about medicines. The lack of progress on transparency has been startling, he writes. Current estimates suggest that around half of all trials for the treatments being used today have gone unpublished; and that trials with positive results are twice as likely to be published. There is legislation mandating greater transparency –...

2013-04-08 11:53:49

Research for diabetes is far more focused on drug therapies than preventive measures, and tends to exclude children and older people who have much to gain from better disease management, according to a Duke Medicine study. By analyzing nearly 2,500 diabetes-related trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007-10, the authors provide a broad overview of the research landscape for diabetes. The effort is part of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, a public-private partnership...

Pediatric Trial Of Amgen's Sensipar Halted After Teen Death
2013-02-27 05:58:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have halted a trial of the thyroid drug Sensipar following the death of a 14-year-old patient during clinical trials, various media outlets reported Tuesday. According to the Associated Press (AP), officials from the regulatory agency are still gathering information about the incident. However, in the meantime they have ordered the drug´s manufacturer, biopharmaceutical...

Children Under Represented In Clinical Trials
2012-10-17 20:28:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Kids Largely Under-Represented in Drug Studies ] According to a study released earlier this month, there are far fewer drug studies involving children than there are with adults. Furthermore, when these studies do include children, the research that goes into these studies is far less comprehensive than that of adult studies. According to a Duke University study of studies, this places not only the...


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