World Health Organization calls for increased transparency in medical research

On April 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result.

According to WHO, many clinical studies are nor registered in a public registry neither the study results are published. "Failure to publicly disclose trial results engenders misinformation, leading to skewed priorities for both R&D and public health interventions", said Dr Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-Generals for Health Systems and Innovation at the United Nations.

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Last Modified: 04-16-2015