ADD / ADHD Medication, Medication

Just What You’ve Always Suspected

Drug trials paid for by drug companies have a higher success rate than independent trials.

In the report, released at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Toronto, … There were favorable outcomes for a medication in about:

  • Eight out of 10 studies paid for by the company that makes the drug.
  • Five out of 10 studies done with no industry support.
  • Three out of 10 studies done by competitors of the firm making the drug.

Additionally, in 2002 57% of drug trials are sponsored by the drug company com where as in 1992 on 25% of trials were sponsored.

Psychiatric Drugs Fare Favorably When Companies Pay for Studies