Journals Agree to Publish Alternative Assessments of Clinical-Trial Data

Two leading medical journals announced on Thursday that they would begin publishing analyses that take advantage of the growing availability of unreported study data to rebut the conclusions presented in previous research findings.

The journals, BMJ and PLoS Medicine, made the commitment along with a small group of researchers who said they already have collected some 178,000 pages of companies' previously confidential research documents related to published