Date of Original Version

11-1-2015

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Article

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26599839

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The high rates of attrition that occur in drug development are widely regarded as problematic, but the failure of well-designed studies benefits both researchers and healthcare systems by, for example, generating evidence about disease theories and demonstrating the limits of proven drugs. A wider recognition of these benefits will help the biomedical research enterprise to take full advantage of all the information generated during the drug development process.

DOI

10.7554/eLife.12844

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Elife, 4, e12844.