Researchers Get Lessons in Transparency From Medical Industry

University Researchers Get Lessons in Transparency From Medical Industry 1

Evan Kafka

Harlan Krumholz, who leads a Yale U. research center on medical outcomes, would like to see university researchers put greater value on the sharing of data.

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Evan Kafka

Harlan Krumholz, who leads a Yale U. research center on medical outcomes, would like to see university researchers put greater value on the sharing of data.

For years, doctors and academic researchers have complained about the medical industry's hiding and manipulation of data from human medical trials, with harmful and even deadly consequences for untold numbers of patients worldwide.

Suicides linked to Paxil. Cancers associated with Infuse. Heart attacks tied to Vioxx. A litany of benefits overstated and risks underacknowledged, too often enabled by systems and rules of medical discovery that allow scientific claims without the hard