Skip to comments.Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials (UK Tamiflu)
Posted on 01/03/2014 11:08:32 AM PST by opentalk
Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed.
MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of completed trial results and warned that the practice has "ramifications for the whole of medicine".
Their conclusions have emerged in a public accounts committee report which examined the Department of Health's decision to spend £424m on stockpiling the flu drug Tamiflu, before writing off £74m because of poor record keeping.
A review by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration into 20 existing studies into Tamiflu found it "did not reduce influenza-related lower respiratory tract complications" but did induce nausea.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
Seems there was a study published a couple years ago questioning Tamiflu’s effectivness.
US signs deal to stockpile Tamiflu
....The media hyped it, large government $$ contracts.... seems like fraud
How can there not be fraud in a government contract:)
Maybe Tamiflu works in a percentage of cases or better with certain flus. If I’m sick enough with the flu to be in hospital I’ll certainly try what they’ve got.
Looks like they are also ordering much needed ventilators.
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