Research: Costly Mistakes

Flawed research costs taxpayers $28 billion, according to new research published in PLOS Biology.

The study points to faulty study design, poor data analysis and reporting, and mistakes in laboratory protocols as well as research that couldn't be replicated.

"Lifesaving therapies are being delayed, research budgets face increasing pressure and drug development and treatment costs are rising,” the researchers write. “Improving reproducibility remains a critical cornerstone to solving each of these challenges."

Washington Post

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