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AbbVie UK publishes 2017 transparency data

Press Release   •   Jun 29, 2018 12:25 BST

Maidenhead, UK, 28 June 2018 – A big rise in the number of doctors willing to consent to their transfers of value being made public is reported in AbbVie submission to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry annual industry-wide Transfer of Value disclosure. 78 per cent (Nearly 4 in 5) of doctors who received sponsorship, fees or ‘in-kind’ support from AbbVie in 2017 opted-in for their individual data to be made public in the scheme. AbbVie is encouraged that this marks increased confidence in AbbVie transparency from the medical profession. The input of medical opinion to our work is vital to ensure we are focusing on what patients need and the pharmaceutical research industry provides a vital role in keeping medical education up to date with science.

Overall the total sum that AbbVie invests in working with and supporting UK healthcare organisations and doctors remained broadly flat in 2017 compared to the year before with a rise of three per cent to £11.5m. Of this figure nearly two thirds (57 per cent) is on the administration of clinical trials – demonstrating the enduring importance of the UK as a centre of excellence in the development of new medicines.

The full set of AbbVie data is available from the ABPI disclosure UK web portal at: http://www.disclosureuk.org.uk/

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