“Law Ignored, Patients at Risk”
Reposted…. as received from Mimi Olsson.
The failure to report clinical trial results as described in the article, “Law Ignored, Patients at Risk”, by Charles Piller (see http://bit.ly/1YtZ73y), is a very serious problem which, I am embarrassed to say, that I did not know about. The first few paragraphs immediately drew me into reading the complete article. Why are these egregious breaches of ethical behavior allowed as they can have such a profound impact on patients? The magnitude of this malfeasance by both the institutions and investigators involved should be exposed by a widely viewed and respected investigative reporting program like 60 Minutes or the PBS News Hour. This is a disgrace.
[There is too much information in this article to copy it here. Please read the article (link above).]
Please bring this article to attention of any and all sarcoma advocacy groups an online sarcoma support groups that you are involved with. Perhaps a petition campaign can be initiated to get the FDA to act and levy fines as it is authorized to do. Several thousand signatures on such a petition might bring visibility to this terrible situation.