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Thursday, September 02, 2004

More on OA to drug trial data

John George, Glaxo begins Web data system, Philadelphia Business Journal, September 2, 2004. Excerpt: "GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it has posted the first set of data on its GSK Clinical Trial Register, a Web site that eases access to information derived from company-sponsored clinical trials. The register will provides summary results of GSK-sponsored trials of the company's marketed medicines. It also notes references to related publications that have appeared in the medical literature....In June, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued GSK, accusing the pharmaceutical company of concealing studies that questioned the effectiveness of its antidepressant Paxil in children. After the lawsuit was filed, GSK announced plans to create the Internet-based clinical trial register to provide open access to clinical trial data."