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Become an Unscrupulous Pharma

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The best way to learn is often to do it yourself.

Do you want to know why the data from every clinical trial should be made available to researchers?

Witholding trial data on new drugs is perhaps the biggest sin committed by the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Ben Goldacre has been the voice of the #AllTrials campaign, which is working to change this sad state of affairs.

The Economist released a fun simulator that allows you to control which trial data you want to release and the impression it gives to the medical community about the effectiveness and safety of your drug. It's short, easy to play, and drives the point home.

You can play it here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/07/daily-chart-other-placebo-effect?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/clinical_trial_simulator

And you can learn more about the #AllTrials campaign by clicking here.