What does that mean and why should you care?
Every day, people--healthy people as well as those with health issues--participate in clinical trials that are designed to assess the positive and negative effects of medicines, vaccines, and other health interventions. Clinical trials are a vital part of the development process for all new medicines and vaccines.
We were the first pharma company to announce support for the AllTrials campaign when it launched in the UK back in February 2013. What does that mean for us, and for you? We take the following steps to be sure that information we learn in clinical trials is shared appropriately while continuing to protect the privacy of patients involved:
- We register our clinical trials.
- We publish all trial results regardless of whether those results might be perceived as positive or negative.
- We publish clinical study reports (CSRs), the formal study reports prepared to provide more detail on the design, methods and results of our clinical trials.
- We share anonymised patient-level data from our studies with researchers from the scientific community, through a secure system. This allows other researchers to do their own studies of our data.
Learn more about our approach.