Broad Coalition of HIV/AIDS Advocates and Advocacy Organizations Urge Patient Groups to Support AllTrials Initiative
Reported Pharmaceutical Association Efforts to Enlist Opposition to the Initiative Are Decried
The undersigned HIV/AIDS advocates and advocacy organizations today issue a call to patient groups worldwide to sign up to support the AllTrials initiative (www.alltrials.net). Led by Dr. Ben Goldacre and Sense About Science, AllTrials aims to address the dangerous information gap that opens up when data from clinical trials of new therapies or therapeutic approaches are not reported (or the trials are not even registered). The initiative has already achieved overwhelming support from a multitude of highly respected organizations, medical associations, patient groups, pharmaceutical companies, and other entities and individuals.
In light of these facts, it is extremely disturbing and regrettable that, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper published on July 21, the two major pharmaceutical trade groups—the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)—have launched an effort to try to enlist patient groups in a campaign to oppose AllTrials. This effort must be vociferously opposed, and pharmaceutical companies that belong to these trade groups should publicly reject it.
We call on all patient groups and other stakeholders who have yet to sign up to support AllTrials to do so.
We call on PhRMA and EFPIA to stop their last-ditch attempt to avoid the disclosure of all clinical trials results, which is essential to the improvement of public health.
AIDS Action Baltimore
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Policy Project
AIDS Project Los Angeles
AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition
Brook K. Baker
Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Fair Pricing Coalition
Global Justice Institute
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
Global TB Community Advisory Board
HCV Fair Pricing Coalition
HIV Fair Pricing Coalition
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA)
Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD
International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA)
Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+)
Positive Voice, Greece
The Maryland Hepatitis Coalition
The Sero Project
Treatment Action Group
Yale Global Health Justice Partnership
Zephyr LTNP Foundation
Treatment Action Group contact:
- Big pharma mobilising patients in battle over drugs trials data. Guardian. 21 July 2013
Support AllTrials Essential Call for Data Disclosure. POZ. August 12, 2013
- Completeness of Reporting of Patient-Relevant Clinical Trial Outcomes: Comparison of Unpublished Clinical Study Reports with Publicly Available Data. PLOS Medicine.