Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: publication bias

Negative Antidepressant Trials Still Unlikely to Be Published

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Antidepressant trials with negative results are still more likely than not to either be misleadingly spun as positive or unpublished.

Pooling Data May Hide Negative Outcomes for Antidepressants

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A new study, published in Psychological Medicine, found evidence for a specific type of publication bias distorting the evidence about antidepressant efficacy.

Less Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply with Legislation to Accurately...

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A new study finds that sponsors of clinical trials in the EU continue to fail at reporting their results as required by recent legislation.

This is the Sickening Amount Pharmaceutical Companies Pay Top Journal Editors

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From Science Alert: "It's no secret that scientists can be corrupted — in the past, researchers have purposefully hidden data on climate change, and the...

Prominent Researcher and Psychotherapist Questions “Evidence-Based Therapy”

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Dr. Johnathan Shedler recently published a paper critiquing how the term “evidence-based” is being used in the field of psychotherapy.

New Study Challenges Impartiality of Peer Review

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New research shows that more connected and well-known researchers are more likely to be published, even when they receive negative reviews.

Scientists Call for Increased Transparency in Research

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Scientists at the Yale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) published a new policy paper this month criticizing the current state of biomedical research and calling for improved transparency in research methods.

Outcome Reporting Bias in Antipsychotic Medication Trials

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A new study in the journal Translational Psychiatry, an influential journal in biological psychiatry published by Nature, challenges the state of the research on antipsychotic drugs.

Nominee to Lead FDA Removed Name From Recent Publications

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Sheila Kaplan for the Boston Globe reports that Dr. Robert Califf, the Obama administration's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has removed his name from a series of scientific papers that he recently coauthored. The decision to remove his name, against publication ethics standards, has brought Califf under renewed criticism.

Psychotherapy Effectiveness for Depression Inflated by Publication Bias

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While publication bias has been known to overestimate the efficacy of antidepressant treatments, a new study suggests that research on the use of psychotherapy in depression suffers from a similar bias.