After they are published, clinical study results should be critically reviewed and assessed for such things as reliability, bias, significance, and fit with existing literature.
When performing a critical reading of clinical study results, the reader should take relevant information into account from the best available sources and should consider questions about the reliability, methodology, results, discussion, significance, and conclusions of the study.
The value of clincal trial results is assessed in light of its design, its participants, the observed effects, and previous medical knowledge.
After Phase III of clinical studies, all the information on a medicin is collected and organised in a pre-determiend format (a dossier), which is then submitted to the regulatory authorities. The regulatory authorities then decide whether or not a medicine can be prescribed to patients.