Friday, 24 August 2007

Re: FOI 07/118

I had an afterthought, this morning, which I've just communicated to the Clinical Trials Unit:

Dear [redacted],

As an afterthought: if it is not a criminal offence to withhold trials data, nor, as I understand it from your letter, is it a criminal offence to fail to provide a summary of results/statistical analysis, may I ask how it is possible for the MHRA to investigate GSK for withholding trials data (an investigation that has gone on for over three years, now, I understand)?

Put another way, is there an offence on the statute book that amounts to "Withholding clinical trials data/statistical analysis/summary of results"?

Best regards

Matthew Holford

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