Independent Drug Bulletins to Promote the Prescription of Appropriate Drugs: A Necessary but Difficult Task
(2013; 2 pages)


The effectiveness and safety of newly developed drugs are often viewed too optimistically. According to a Cochrane systematic review published recently, new drugs are seldom found to be substantially better than existing treatments. However, because of lack of full and transparent access to the protocols of many clinical trials, compounded by publication bias and selective reporting of their findings, the true effectiveness of many drugs remains unknown...

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