Half of All Pediatric Clinical Trials Abandoned, UnPublished

August 4, 2016

(UPI) – Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital say the efforts of children, as well as researchers and funding sources, in hundreds of clinical trials are being wasted by studies that are either not finished or never published. Hundreds of clinical trials involving children are discontinued early, and even more that are completed never get published, despite legislative initiatives encouraging more pediatric studies across the country, according to a review of medical literature.