Dear AllTrials supporters
You may have heard that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3 billion to medical research.
That’s great news for patients and medical researchers worldwide – but only if this money is wisely spent. Right now, around $85 billion of medical research is wasted every year in the US alone. That’s far more than just a lot of money down the drain, it means wasted opportunities to find new treatments and cures. But there are simple things funders like Chan and Zuckerberg can do to make sure that their generous donations result in cures, and not in further waste, as we explain in this letter.
Please, if you can, share this Tweet and repost our open letter on Facebook so that Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg and the many other medical research funders out there insist that the researchers they support report the results of all past and future trials they have been involved with.
Dr Sile Lane
Director of campaigns and policy