Information about clinical trials contained on a special website established by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), as well as that on websites of leading UK-based pharmaceutical companies, will from today be available through a global industry-organised web portal.
The new Clinical Trials Portal, established by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), is the first internet search engine constructed specifically to link to available on-line information about clinical trials worldwide.
The global pharmaceutical industry announced earlier this year that it would make available information on all clinical trials being performed to determine a medicine’s therapeutic benefit as well as results of all industry-sponsored clinical trials on a medicine that has been approved for marketing, and which evaluate its safety and benefit.
“The establishment of this portal is a further demonstration of the industry’s determination to do its utmost to make these data readily accessible to the public,” said Dr Richard Barker, ABPI Director General.
“It was a significant step forward to agree that international trials should be publicly available, and it is a further sign of our commitment to greater transparency to establish a portal that enables doctors, patients and others with interests in new medicines to carry out searches in particular areas quickly and easily.”
The ABPI has had its own website listing clinical trial results since 2003, and other major UK companies have also published clinical trial results on their own websites. All these will now be accessible through the IFPMA portal, which can be found at www.ifpma.org/clinicaltrials.
For further information, please contact: ABPI Press Office 020 7747 1410