Results of Clincal Trials Ended Early Questioned

Posted on March 25th, 2010 by

From time to time, researchers stop clinical trials because the results seem almost too good to be true. A new international study shows that is probably because those results are not true…

 

A new international analysis of 100 clinical trials that ended early found that the results were often wrong and sometimes life-threatening. Dr. Victor Montori of the Mayo Clinic is one of the authors of the report. "What is happening is they are catching the data at a random high. The data is accumulating and it looks like a big effect, but if you let it go a little bit, that effect may become smaller over time," he explained.

 

Voice of America, by Carol Pearson, 3/24/2010

 

Additional coverage: MedicineNet

Tags: Dr. Victor Montori, Research, wrong study results

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