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Another pharma company commits to greater transparency

LEO Pharma has today committed to making results from clinical trials as far back as 1990 available. The company announced today that “as of January 1st 2014:

the company will gradually post summary results of clinical trials sponsored by LEO Pharma dating back to 1990 on the company’s corporate website;
clinical study reports dating back to 1990 […]

24th October 2013|

Write a letter to ensure progress on the reporting of clinical trials is not lost

If you live in an EU member state we need your help this week. Will you write to your country’s health minister to ask your Government to support the good progress towards clinical trial transparency in the draft Clinical Trial Regulation in debates in Europe next month.

Thanks to the letters you sent to MEPs last […]

22nd October 2013|

Clinical trial participants must be respected

Clinical trial participants must be respected
21st October 2013

People who participate in clinical trials assume they are contributing to a growth of knowledge and are not “simply ‘research fodder’ for clinical scientists” says Iain Chalmers of The James Lind Initiative in an article in The House magazine.

Iain sets out the problems of not all research being published, with trials […]

21st October 2013|

5 things you can do today to help us with AllTrials

5 things you can do today to help us with AllTrials
11th October 2013

The head of Europe’s pharmaceutical industry body has threatened “a series of lawsuits” if the EU’s medicines body goes ahead with its great plans to publish more of the clinical trial information it holds. The European Medicines Agency plans to proactively publish the […]

11th October 2013|

Researchers call for full clinical trial reports to be made available

Researchers from Germany’s Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care call today for clinical study reports (CSRs) from clinical trials to be made publicly available.
9th October 2013

In a paper published today in PLOS Medicine researchers compared information about 101 clinical trials in publicly available sources (e.g. in journal articles or reports published on a […]

9th October 2013|

AllTrials slides to add to your presentation

Help spread the word and get more people and organisations to add their voices to the AllTrials campaign by adding a slide or two to your conference, meeting, or journal club presentation. We’ve created two versions of some Powerpoint slides:

A stand alone slide  with an overview of the campaign.
A presentation with six slides and […]

7th October 2013|

AllTrials response to EMA consultation on access to clinical trial data

It’s important that the European Medicines Agency hears from lots of different voices in support of their good proposals on sharing clinical trial data. So please send them something, even something short. Below is the summary of our response. Please feel free to borrow from this for your response. Remember that the deadline for responses is […]

27th September 2013|

Should we banish the term ‘negative trials’?

Should we banish the term ‘negative trials’?
24th September 2013

Sir Iain Chalmers of The James Lind Alliance writes:

I wrote about this in 1985 and I think it is still relevant. Too often people refer to trials as either ‘negative’ or ‘positive’ based on whether or not statistically significant differences between treatments have been found. This dichotomisation […]

24th September 2013|

European consumer org to support EMA in court cases

European consumer org to support EMA in court cases
20th September 2013

The European consumer organisation BEUC, which represents 41 consumer groups across the EU, has been given permission to support the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the court cases the agency is currently fighting. The EMA was sued in February 2013 by pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and […]

20th September 2013|

Organisations set to explore role of professional bodies in clinical trial transparency

Organisations to explore role of professional bodies in clinical trial transparency
19th September 2013

Two UK based professional bodies are going to explore what the role of professional organizations can support their members in adhering to standards for clinical trial transparency. The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) are both signatories to the […]

19th September 2013|