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Results Of Many Clinical Trials Not Being Reported

ClinicalTrialsMany scientists are failing to live up to a 2007 law that requires them to report the results of their clinical trials to a public website, according to a study in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

The website is clinicaltrials.gov, which draws 57,000 visitors a day, including people who are confronting serious diseases and looking for experimental treatments. A study from Duke University finds that five years after the reporting law took effect, only 13 percent of scientists running clinical trials had reported their results.

Click here to read more from this March 11, 2015 NPR story by Richard Harris.

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