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AARP, representing nearly 38 million people, joins AllTrials

AARP (formally the American Association of Retired Persons) joins AllTrials. With close to 38 million members, this is a fantastic addition to the global call for clinical trial transparency.
AARP recognizes the importance of clinical trial transparency and supports the AllTrials campaign, which calls for the registration of all clinical trials and the publication of their […]

8th December 2016|

New study finds that less than half of failed clinical trials are published

In early October 2016, JAMA Internal Medicine published a paper indicating that less than half of failed Phase III clinical trials are subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals. The authors warned that the widespread failure to publish such failed trials hinders medical progress, wastes resources, and places patients in harm’s way.

The paper examined the development process […]

5th December 2016|

Systematic review finds that majority of journal articles fail to report adverse events

A systematic review published in September 2016 indicted that adverse events reporting in academic journals may be improving. The review, which examined 368 journal articles about clinical trials that tested spinal manipulative therapy interventions, found that only 38% of all articles reported on adverse events, but that the rate among articles published since 2010 was […]

1st December 2016|

Clinical trials involving children often misreport outcomes

A study published in September 2016 found major discrepancies in the reporting of clinical trials involving children. A team of researchers examined 20 trials and discovered that “all 20 trials selectively reported or failed to report main outcomes”.

 In addition, the researchers found:

13 trials completed early without justification
11 downgraded or modified primary outcome or upgraded secondary […]

29th November 2016|

Launch of new TrialsTracker

New automated clinical trials tracker shows around half of all trials have not published results, shines a spotlight on the worst companies and universities.

Nearly half of trials run by major trial sponsors in the last decade are missing results according to a new automated clinical trials tracker launched today. The TrialsTracker* identifies trials on the […]

3rd November 2016|

European Medicines Agency today releases first Clinical Study Reports

Today, the European Medicines Agency for the first time ever proactively releases key documents that will allow independent researchers to verify pharmaceutical companies’ claims about the safety and effectiveness of new medicines. Clinical Study Reports, as the documents are called, provide detailed information on the methodologies and results of clinical trials. Today’s release represents a […]

20th October 2016|

More than a million Norwegians demand government action on clinical trial transparency

Today in Oslo a coalition of 20 patient groups and medical organisations is asking the Norwegian parliament to ensure that all clinical trials are registered and their results reported. These groups together represent the voices of over 1.2 million Norwegians.

The ExtraStiftelsen foundation today delivered the AllTrials campaign petition to Trond Giske, the head of the […]

18th October 2016|

European Medicines Agency in landmark freedom of information court battle

A major court battle over access to information about medicines is currently underway in Europe, with potentially far-reaching implications for researchers, doctors and patients worldwide. The case pits the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which wants to release information on a drug in response to a Freedom of Information request, against a pharmaceutical company seeking to […]

14th October 2016|

A roadmap to clinical trial transparency

The AllTrials campaign has created a roadmap to show people and groups what they can do to get all trials registered and results reported.

This is a constantly evolving document and we would appreciate any feedback at alltrials@senseaboutscience.org

 

View and download the roadmap.

7th October 2016|

International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE): How we will support the AllTrials campaign

The guest blog below was written by medical professionals involved with INANE, whose membership recently unanimously agreed to support the AllTrials campaign.

 

The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) is a loosely organized group of editors, publishers and reviewers that represent nursing journals from around the world. Yes, we know what our acronym means. And, as one […]

5th October 2016|