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European regulator gives public access to Clinical trial data for drug trials

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Simon, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Simon

    Simon

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    European regulator confirms milestone medical-data transparency rules : Nature News Blog

    ... the policy “sets a new standard for transparency in public health and pharmaceutical research and development” and would provide an “unprecedented level of access to clinical reports”.

    This policy has been subject of fierce debate since it was first proposed, with transparency campaigners claiming the EMA was not being bold enough, ...And industry has feared that commercially sensitive information would be released, and this could compromise their long-term ability to invest in research.

    A key change from earlier versions of the policy is that researchers, and other members of the public, will now be able to download data...
     
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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    That actually sounds really good. It's always hard to know how things will actually be put into action, but it sounded much better than I expected.
     
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    user9876 Senior Member

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    I expect Prof White will be voting to leave Europe if there is any referendum - no doubt he will see it as the EU harassing researchers in making them publish all their results
     
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    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Wow! I wonder how that stacks up against what Peter White said in Bristol last month:

     
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    What is different about this trial than others where the data has been released??? I am just wondering what is the reasoning to such ambiguity and secrecy, the more they resist the more curious I get.
     
  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn WE ARE KINA

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    Shoddy methodology and a lot of spin.
     
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