In the middle of WWII, dr Hofmann, a German chemist, was experimenting with a synthesis of a new substance. It was dark outside, as another busy day of work passed by in his laboratory.
Flasks, dishes and tubes were neatly organised on the bench, with a bright light of the lamp illuminating the journal.
It’s time all clinical trial results are reported.
Patients, researchers, pharmacists, doctors and regulators everywhere will benefit from publication of clinical trial results. Wherever you are in the world please sign the petition:
Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered.
Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated.
All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported.
We call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve this.