Today GSK, one of our members, signed up to the AllTrials campaign. The ABPI has long been an advocate of greater transparency in clinical trial data balanced with the need to ensure that disclosure policies protect patients’ personal data, companies’ intellectual property rights and confidential commercial information.
We have been actively involved in progressing this issue with all stakeholders. The AllTrials campaign is one of a number of initiatives addressing the transparency issue. Others include the EMA work streams, the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry and changes to the ABPI Code of Practice in 2012. The decision to sign up to the Alltrials campaign is one for individual companies to make.
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Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. Our members supply 90 per cent of all medicines used by the NHS, and are researching and developing over two-thirds of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome diseases.
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