Unprepared for the next Ebola due to missing clinical trial results

15 Nov 2017

Several years after the Ebola outbreak, much medical knowledge about the disease remains inaccessible. This heightens the risk of a future Ebola outbreak - and of emerging pandemics generally - spinning out of control.

 

The world’s largest database of clinical trials, ClinicalTrials.gov, lists 35 completed Ebola trials. Not a single one has posted a summary of its results onto the database, even though 30 trials have already passed the one-year disclosure deadline set by the WHO. Experts estimate that posting a trial’s summary results costs only $2,000. 

The results of some of these trials can be found elsewhere, usually in academic journals. But in some cases, no results have ever been made public.

 

For more details, read the full article published by Devex (no paywall).

 

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