EU Outlines New Rules On Releasing Drug Trial Data

Law360, Washington (June 24, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The European Medicines Agency on Monday released details of its plan to make drug sponsors' clinical trial data public, claiming the new policy will enhance public health and drug development while protecting innovation.

Starting in January 2014, EMA plans to release clinical trial data on newly approved pharmaceutical drugs, which it claims will foster transparency and promote faster innovation. The agency noted that third-party stakeholders have been clamoring for additional clinical trial data disclosure as well as a more transparent regulatory decision-making process.

“Allowing external parties...
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