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Pharmaceutical Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 127–129 | Cite as

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  • 1. Call for Greater Global Dissemination of Clinical Science

  • 2. Investment in Genetic Research Pays Off

  • 3. Reviving Serendipity in Drug Discovery a “Utopian Fantasy”?

  • 4. Pharma Industry Less than Healthy

  • 5. MACE an Unreliable Endpoint in Cardiovascular Studies

  • 6. Ethics of Clinical Trials called into Question

  • 7. Mandatory Trial Results Disclosure has Implications for Journals

  • 8. UK Yellow Card Scheme: Pharmacists to Encourage Patient Reporting

1. Call for Greater Global Dissemination of Clinical Science

“There is more need for clinical science of international interest to be globally disseminated”, conclude researchers from Greece and the US.

The researchers evaluated data concerning the country of origin of studies published in 11 leading medical journals over a period of 35 years.

The Lancetdemonstrated the most diversity regarding the origin of published studies; between 1971 and 1975, 62.6% of studies published in this journal were from the UK, whereas between 2001 and 2005 only...

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