EMA Can Do More With Its Guidance On Multiplicity Issues In Clinical Trials, Says EFPIA
EU research-based industry association EFPIA has made several suggestions to improve the European Medicines Agency’s draft guideline on addressing multiplicity issues in clinical trials. Multiplicity can have a substantial influence on the rate of false-positive conclusions, which may affect approval and labeling of an investigational drug.
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The European Medicines Agency is seeking feedback on its proposal to develop new guidance on multiplicity issues in drug trials1. Multiplicity issues, if not handled properly, can present an elevated probability of "false positives" when performing multiple analyses and hence result in unsubstantiated effectiveness claims for the drug.