After making a tool that tracks how well drug testers follow U.S. law, researchers turned to an even bigger market for drug trials: the European Union.
The government has never fined anyone for breaking a law about reporting clinical trials. A new effort is trying to change that.
Essure, the latest malfunctioning medical device, shows us exactly what’s wrong with the way medical devices are approved in this country.
According to United States law, studies of potential medicines and diagnostics are supposed to make their results publicly available within 12 months. But up to half of studies don’t follow the rules—and no one has ever faced penalties.