Smoking rate among US adults reaches all-time low of 17.8%/42M people, vs 20.9%/45M in 2005, finds CDC. Still kills 480,000/year. #smokeout
(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Wednesday proposed significantly expanding what researchers are required to report about clinical trials of drugs, devices, and other interventions, addressing concerns that data crucial to patients and physicians is kept secret.
The rules, which are open for public comment until Feb. 19, apply to the database ClinicalTrials.gov, operated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).