Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

  • Since 2007 America’s drugs regulator has required that all clinical trials are registered in ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database.
  • To do the Dr Irving used the hash generated from the trial protocol as a “private key”-essentially a password that allows someone to spend bitcoins in his online wallet.
  • CLINICAL trials are a murky old world.
  • A study last year of 137 trials found 60 reported on outcomes they were not looking for, according to their original protocol.
  • Another benefit, paradoxically, is that the protocol for studies could be hidden until completed.

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Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials


Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials