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How Pharma Can Skew Drug Trial Results: If patients taking a drug die, study may include only those that survived

Drug companies sidestep rules and hide test results, according to researchers in Canada, France and Britain. David Moher of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute said that there are two ways to let bias creep into a study: 1) decide the study doesn’t show what a drug company wanted to illustrate, and hide the whole thing, or 2) play up the good news in study findings while concealing the bad, known as “outcome reporting bias.”