May 2021: Belgian drug regulator under fire for inaction on missing clinical trial results

Overall, the 14 largest trial sponsors based in Belgium have registered 1,098 clinical trials of investigative medicinal products on the EU Clinical Trial Register. Of these, 292 trials have verifiably been completed more than a year ago and should thus have results available. Results are verifiably missing for 64 of these trials (22%). The true number of missing trial results is substantially higher, but cannot be precisely determined due to weak data management by some sponsors and AFMPS.

Over four thousand drug trials run in the European Union are currently in violation of European Union transparency rules, leaving large gaps in the evidence base that often make it impossible for doctors and health agencies to precisely determine how safe and effective medicines are, slowing down medical progress and putting patients at risk.  For more details please follow the link.

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