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‘Millions Affected’ As Scientists Hide Side Effects from Medical Treatments

Many adverse side effects and even deaths are occurring due to medical negligence. Specifically, this is due to the irresponsibility of scientists who are not reporting the results of their clinical trials to the public, as required by a 2007 law.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the public access website clinicaltrials.gov draws 57,000 visitors a day, including people who are confronting serious diseases and seeking help to treat them with experimental drugs.

The study from Duke University found that five years after the reporting law took effect, only 13% of scientists running clinical trials are divulging their results.

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