The Tamiflu Timeline
A timeline of key links and articles, in response to the drugs company Roche not publishing all clinical trial data on Tamiflu and more relating to the #AllTrials campaign.
- 5th January 2014"Nobody can give you a fully informed view on the benefits of any treatment, let alone Tamiflu, because the results of clinical trials are being routinely and legally withheld from doctors, researchers and patients." Ben Goldacre
- 3rd January 2014
- "The Public Accounts Committee report is a major endorsement of the Alltrials campaign. The Committee's recommendations, if followed through, will lead to better understanding, by health professionals and the public, of the effects of medical treatments - and to more rational and safe healthcare decisions." David Tovey, Editor in Chief, The Cochrane Library
- “This landmark report of the Public Accounts Committee is extremely welcome news, and a hard-won milestone on the journey to global trial data transparency. The report makes a compelling case for ensuring that healthcare decisions are based on a complete picture of the evidence available, and also reflects the harms and costs of forming policy from incomplete and misleading data." David Tovey, Editor in Chief, The Cochrane Library
- "Clinical trials of pharmaceuticals are not registered when they start, which means that if they come up with a result that the company doesn't like, they can simply not publish them." Tom Chivers, The Telegraph, Assistant Comment Editor
- "Some £424million has been spent on supplies of Tamiflu since 2006, yet there is no clear evidence available that it is effective." Sophie Borland, The Daily Mail
- "In a damning report, the Public Accounts Committee said it was of “extreme concern” that about half of all trial results for medicines available on the global market were not subject to public and independent scrutiny." Charlie Cooper, The Independant
- "MP Richard Bacon, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, told the Today programme's Mishal Husain: "For years and years… drugs companies have been able legally to withhold from the public domain information about their clinical trials."Listen to MP Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme:
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