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AAMC Issues New Reporting Principles for Clinical Trials

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To strengthen the role of teaching hospitals and medical schools as trusted sources of research information, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced on October 31, 2005, publication of the new Principles for Protecting Integrity in the Conduct and Reporting of Clinical Trials.

Recent failures to release the results of ineffective clinical trials and reports of potentially dangerous reactions to medical devices and drugs have challenged the credibility not only of industry but also of the academic medical centers where industry-sponsored research trials are often performed. Various initiatives in recent years have attempted to raise standards for reporting clinical trial results, but studies have …

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