August 17, 2022
Life Sciences
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report indicating that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not take action against institutions and labs running government-funded clinical trials that failed to report results despite requirements to do so. Half of the 72 NIH-funded clinical trials examined were conducted in NIH facilities and the other half were conducted at external universities or research sites. Only 35 submitted clinical trial results on time, 12 trials submitted results late, and 25 trials never submitted results. The OIG also found that the NIH took “limited enforcement action” against labs and research partners who did not submit results and even continued to fund new research done by these groups. (Report here)