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Clinical trials: regulators’ inaction has left EU registry “riddled with inaccurate and missing data”

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 05 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1707
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Nearly 6000 clinical trial results are currently missing from the European trial registry, despite transparency rules requiring countries to upload results within 12 months of trial completion, a report has found.1

Researchers from the University of Oxford said the findings show that medicines regulators in the 14 European countries included in the report have failed to ensure that important data on new drugs and vaccines are rapidly and consistently made public.

The report, published 5 July, found that the largest gaps were in Italy (1221 results missing), Spain (884), the Netherlands …

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