A staggering 2,272 clinical trials involving children had not made their results public within three years of trial completion, a new study shows.

In total, results could not be found for nearly half (48%) of all pediatric trials, following a search of both trial registries and academic journals.

According to best practices put forth by the World Health Organization, the results of all clinical trials should be made public on a trial registry within 12 months of trial completion. 

When will policymakers finally demand that regulatory authorities enforce the law?

graph depicting number of pediatric clinical trials with missing results.

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