Call for Open Pharma Access

A writer argues that all pharmaceutical research should be made open access to better evaluate companies' products.

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Ben Goldacre is correct that

Ben Goldacre is correct that a lot of pharmaceutical research does not get published. But, why single out the pharma industry as that happens in academia, government and industry. Shouldn't all auto manufacturers publish the results of crash tests and handling tests? Shouldn't all professors publish the results of experiments that fail? Shouldn't steel manufacturers publish the results of experiments on the hardening of steel? Isn't all of this data important since it will enable us to determine whether the products are fit for use? The argument is really absurd but does sell books.

BTW, who will evaluate all the data? Will it be the government which has demonstrated unequivocal excellent and competence in protecting us from all harm?