CSL Behring recognizes that there are important public health benefits associated with making clinical trial information widely available to practising physicians, patients and patient associations. CSL Behring supports policies and actions that seek to appropriately enhance the exchange of scientific information, and is committed to ensuring the transparency and public accessibility of information related to our global clinical research activities. This information better places people to make informed decisions about potential options for treatments as well as potential participation in clinical trials. CSL Behring makes every effort to comply with national and international standards relevant to clinical trial disclosure and data.
To this end, CSL Behring is committed to:
- The prospective registration on a publicly available trial registry of all CSL Behring-sponsored clinical trials and applicable observational/non-interventional studies (NIS); and
- The reporting of results of completed CSL Behring-sponsored clinical trials and applicable observational studies/NIS on a results database or equivalent website, according to regulatory requirements. Results are made publically available, regardless of outcome.
The pharmaceutical industry as a whole is working towards providing greater levels of public access to clinical trial data. CSL Behring has in place policies and procedures that ensure our disclosures will be compliant, at the very minimum, with the emerging requirements. In Europe, current requirements allow for the regulatory authority to release detailed information, including Clinical Study Reports and summary reports following agency decision on drug applications. CSL Behring supports the release of those documents in full, including appendices, provided proprietary information and information that could compromise patient anonymity are redacted in line with relevant data protection legislation. Furthermore, as these requirements evolve globally, CSL Behring will continue efforts to comply in a timely manner with national and international statutory requirements regarding disclosure of individual patient data and the right of patients to privacy.