This week in transparency news: January 11 – January 24, 2020

by Staff writer,
Posted on 1/24/2020

Transparency in clinical trials is continually changing, and to stay on top of the news, TrialAssure brings a weekly round-up of some of the key stories surrounding disclosures in clinical trials. This week’s stories are as follows:

Italy’s way forward in clinical trials transparency TranspariMED

Luca Li Bassi, director general of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), recently shared the agency’s plan to improve clinical trial transparency. The plan also includes improvements regarding vaccines, health technology, and the drug market.

Read the full article via TranspariMED

Transparency on TrialScienceMag

Despite the FDA’s “final rule” urging companies, universities, and other institutions to report their clinical trial data onto a federal database in 2018, many clinical trial sponsors still ignore the requirement. According to Science, federal officials do little to enforce the law.

Charles Piller has the story

UK heads for full trial transparencyThe Pink Sheet

The Health Research Authority (HRA) of the United Kingdom has agreed to implement a new policy regarding clinical trials transparency. According to the author, not everyone is convinced of this measure.

Read Vibha Sharma’s piece covering this topic

Compliance with legal requirement to report clinical trial results on ClinicalTrials.gov: a cohort studyThe Lancet

A team of researchers downloaded data for all registered clinical trials on ClinicalTrials.gov from March 2018 to September 2019. Through their research, the team found that compliance with FDAAA 2007 is “poor.”

Read the article on The Lancet

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