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Write Canadian MPs to bring Clinical Trial Transparency to Canada

We have a chance to improve clinical trial transparency in Canada. Bill C-17 or “Vanessa’s Law” is being considered this Tuesday (27 May 2014) and there’s a chance to get clinical trial transparency measures added to it.

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We know the evidence found in Cochrane Reviews is used every day by health practitioners, consumers/patients, carers, and policy-makers all over the world to make health treatment and health system decisions. We want to hear how you've used Cochrane evidence to make your decisions, whether they be clinical, personal, policy-related, or involving any other area.

It’s time all clinical trial results are reported. Watch this video and change something.

Results from around half of clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took part in those trials remain unused and unusable.

James McCormack's (Therapeutics Initiative, BC) YouTube videos are entertaining song parodies aimed at helping the public understand evidence. This video paradoies Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and explores polypharmacy.

There is a great shout out to Cochrane around 3:45. Enjoy!

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp3pFjKoZl8

We are pleased to announce that Krista Connell, CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine. Established in 1999, the Top 50 CEO Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Atlantic Canada’s top business leaders and to inspire others to achieve similar success. Krista has been involved with the Canadian Cochrane Centre for years and is now the Chair of its Advisory Board.

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