EFPIA Looks to the Future

May 20, 2015
Philip Ward

Philip Ward is ACT's European editor, phone +44 1244 538583, philipward1@btconnect.com

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It is critical that partners in clinical research develop systems to maximize the potential of big data while protecting the confidentiality of patient information, to further biomedical research, continued the statement, according to a statement from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

It is critical that partners in clinical research develop systems to maximize the potential of big data while protecting the confidentiality of patient information, to further biomedical research, continued the statement, according to a statement from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

“There is still work to be done. Clinical trials represent on average 58.6% of the total development costs of a new medicine. Across Europe we need to continue to shape the regulatory and clinical landscape putting patient safety at the center and reducing the administrative requirements, speeding up the conduct of clinical trials, while reducing costs. We have to attract patients to participate in trials, provide them with meaningful, jargon-free information and transparent lay summaries of trial results,” stated EFPIA.

To devise meaningful lay summaries, EFPIA is organizing -- together with EFGCP, EPF and EATG, EGAN and Harvard MRCT -- a workshop in Brussels on May 29th, with the aim of embarking on a discussion that will help develop a vision and framework that address stakeholder needs, while increasing transparency and value for public health. 

“Looking to the future, clinical trial data will be enhanced by the availability of real world data from patient registries, hospitals and general practitioners. Data will be generated more continuously than ever and have the potential to revolutionize general practice and clinical development. To be able to do so, systems need to adapt for real-time assessment and action,” noted EFPIA.

World Clinical Trials Day, held on May 20th, provided an ideal opportunity to recognize the contribution of the many thousands of trial participants, researchers, companies, sponsors, journals, registries and regulators that have contributed to advances in modern medicine, according to the statement. 

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