Drug Trial Test Results More Favorable In Trials Funded By Pharmaceutical Industry
March 22, 2017 by Berger Lagnese, LLC
Drug Trial Test Results More Favorable in Trials Funded by Pharmaceutical Industry
The Los Angeles Times reports on a new study showing that the results yielded by drug trials funded by the pharmaceutical industry differ radically from those that are not. Pharmaceutical ndustry-funded trials reported positive outcomes 85% of the time compared with 50% of the time for government-funded trials and 72% of the time for trials funded by nonprofits or non-federal organizations. Among the nonprofit or non-federal studies, those that received industry contributions were more likely to be positive (85%) compared with those that did not have any industry support (61%).