Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of you voted in favor of disclosure. One caveat: this isn't a scientific poll. Moreover, judging by the outcome, it would appear many industry people sat this one out. Perhaps, those of you who work for drugmakers recognized this was a losing cause? Or perhaps, as some readers wrote in to remind us, many pharma employees agree. The House yesterday passed a bill that requires such a database, although the level of disclosure needs to be determined. The Senate must now vote.
Should there be a complete public trials database on the Internet?
Yes - 1,681, or 99 percent; No - 19, or 1 percent.
Total Voters: 1,700*
* - We updated the final tally on Sept. 23, because the results were posted a few hours before the poll actually closed and another 214 votes were cast. We did so because the Senate was set to vote on the legislation and we wanted lawmakers and their staffs to know what people were thinking. We would like to point out that the additional votes didn't change the percentages in favor or against.