Wednesday, July 18, 2012

EU Agency Lifts Lid on Drug Data Secrets

Hirshler, Ben. "EU Agency Lifts Lid on Drug Data Secrets." Reuters, July 16, 2012.

From the article: "Europe's medicines regulator, criticised in the past for excessive secrecy, is opening its data vaults to systematic scrutiny in a move that will let independent researchers trawl through millions of pages of clinical trial information.

The change is a landmark in transparency that puts Europe ahead of the United States, according to critics of the $1 trillion-a-year global drugs industry, who have long argued for full access to trial data.

Such information is a treasure trove for scientists wanting to test drug company claims and potentially expose product deficiencies." Read more

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