• Communications

    Posted in category News by Communications on 23/10/2012

    Clinical trials, transparency and ethics

ABPI Chief Executive Stephen Whitehead answers commonly asked questions about clinical trials.


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01:02 – Why do pharmaceutical companies run clinical trials and not an independent body or the NHS?

02:08 – Why isn't it a requirement to publish results from both successful and unsuccessful trials?

03:17 – Why do you still bury data to make medicines appear more effective or safer than they are?

04:34 – Why do you still compare medicines against placebo rather than the most effective competitor?

05:57 – How can you justify 'cherry-picking' of data?

06:28 – What is the role of marketing within the pharmaceutical industry and how is this regulated?

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