Medicine’s Missing Half

How withholding clinical trials degrades the evidence base

Science & the City interviews Dr Ben Goldacre – author of Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients – who discusses the pervasive bias in reporting clinical trials of medications.

Dr Ben Goldacre calls for all trials to be registered and for all trial results to be reported. Otherwise, he says, doctors, researchers, and patients are prevented from making discerning decisions about treatments and the field of evidence-based medicine is pointlessly hobbled.

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