[Ip-health] Another comparison of DiMasi and PhRMA clinical trial numbers

Joel Lexchin jlexchin at yorku.ca
Tue Mar 15 20:19:57 PDT 2016

But without knowing what drugs DiMasi looked at we can’t judge their therapeutic value. Also drugs for rare diseases by definition will have small numbers in the trials but since they often measure surrogate outcomes the small numbers don’t necessarily mean large therapeutic gains.

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