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.