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Odds in clinical trials shown to be beneficial for patients

Published October 22, 2012 by OSP

After reviewing results from 743 clinical trials, researchers found that study subjects have a 50-50 chance of getting superior treatment, regardless of receiving the newer or older treatment. This study should be encouraging to patients hesitant to join clinical trials. However, only publicly funded studies, for which both positive and negative outcomes are available, were reviewed. 

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