June 17, 2004

How to find latest on results of clinical trials

LAURA LANDRO, The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 17, 2004


(06-17) 06:07 PDT (AP) --

The current push to require drug companies to disclose their unpublished clinical trials could unleash a flood of new information for doctors and patients. But in the meantime, there is already a growing effort by medical publishers, scientific groups and government agencies aimed at helping people find and interpret clinical-trials results online.

Currently existing registries are run by the National Institutes of Health and a host of private organizations. Web sites like MedlinePlus.gov offer direct links to most published medical studies, which in some cases are free or else can be purchased directly from the journal. And more help is under development, such as an upcoming guide from the National Library of Medicine on understanding reports.


Posted by gruwell at June 17, 2004 3:00 PM