A reader of the blog sent me this article by Corante's Derek Lowe. Thank you.
"If you looked at the timelines of a clinical trial, you'll notice that there's often a surprisingly long gap between when the trial actually ends and when the results of it are ready to announce. If you've ever been involved in working up all that data, you'll know why, but it's usually not obvious to people outside of medical research why it should take so long."
Full article link follows here: "The Danish company NeuroSearch unfortunately provided everyone with a lesson in why you want to go over your trial data carefully."