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Table 2 Clinical drug trial applications in Norway 1998 to 2007

From: Clinical drug trials in general practice: a 10-year overview of protocols

Year General practice trials All clinical trials
  Industry initiated (GP only) Researcher initiateda Total (GP only) Industry initiated Researcher initiated Total
1998 17 (7) 0 17 (7) 186 50 236b
1999 16 (6) 0 16 (6) 161 28 189c
2000 23 (10) 1 24 (11) 173 65 238d
2001 22 (1) 0 22 (1) 158 62 220d
2002 16 (5) 2 18 (7) 143 50 193d
2003 14 (1) 1 15 (2) 151 50 201d
2004 22 (2) 1 23 (3) 171 60 231d
2005 18 (2) 1 19 (3) 139 55 194d
2006 20 (1) 1 21 (2) 113 60 173d
2007 21 (3) 0 21 (3) 126 53 179d
Total 189 (38) 7 196 (45) 1,521 533 2,054
Mean/year 18.9 (3.8) 0.7 19.6 (4.5) 152.1 53.3 205.4
  1. Applications at the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) for clinical drug trials conducted entirely (general practitioners (GPs) only) or partly in general practice identified by hand searching of all the clinical trials in the archive. For comparison, an overview of all clinical trials is included.
  2. aAll researcher-initiated trials were GP only.
  3. bPersonal communication from Ingvild Aaløkken, Head of section, Preclinical assessment and clinical trials, NoMA, 2008.
  4. cSee [16].
  5. dSee [20].