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Therapeutic trials and society making the best use of resources

A drug and therapeutics bulletin special report

Abstract

Clinical trials are essential to identify the best treatments for patients. Two years ago the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin hosted a seminar on the implications of the current practice of therapeutic trials. Over 50 clinicians, medical scientists, statisticians and social scientists contributed. The discussions were chaired by Sir Douglas Black, Sir Richard Doll and Dr Peter Greenfield and now form the basis of a 24-page report published by the Consumers’ Association and available free on request*.

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