STAT+: What disclosure? Clinical trials run in Canada fail to take basic steps toward transparency

Amid ongoing controversy over clinical trial transparency, a new analysis found that just 3% of the more than 3,700 studies run exclusively in Canada over a recent 10-year period were registered prospectively, reported results, and published the findings.

More specifically, 47% of those trials, or more than 1,770, were registered in advance, while only 12% reported results in a registry and 48% published their findings. The analysis examined trials that were completed between 2009 and 2019.

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