Study: Number of NIH-Funded Clinical Trials Declining
The number of industry-funded clinical trials rose over the last decade, while the number of NIH-funded clinical trials declined, according to a study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study found that the total number of clinical trials registered on ClinicalTrials.gov increased from 9,321 in 2006 to 18,400 in 2014. According to the study, the number of clinical trials funded by NIH dropped by 24%, from 1,376 in 2006 to 1,048 in 2014, while trials funded by the industry grew by 43%, from 4,585 in 2006 to 6,550 in 2014.
- "Industry Paying for Growing Percentage of Medical Trials" (Preidt, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report, 12/15).