Science is just as much about publishing the negative results as it is the positive. What happens if a drug only works in one out of five clinical trials, but only the results of that positive trial are available to the public?
Doctors cannot make the best decisions about what treatment route to go down unless all the knowledge we have amassed through trials is shared publicly. The Declaration of Helsinki, the World Medical Association’s statement of principles for medical research involving people, states that every investigator running a clinical trial should register it and report its results.
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