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Europe's New Clinical Trials Rules: Questions Remain about Data Transparency

Although a broad compromise was reached in late December on the future shape of the European Union’s clinical trials rules, there are still many details to be resolved – including on that perennial issue of data transparency. In mid-December, Glenis Willmott, the UK socialist who is piloting discussions on the proposal in the European Parliament, […]
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EMA Sets Budget and Priorities for 2014, Promotes Transparency

In a bid to improve transparency in 2014, the European Medical Agency’s December Management Board Meeting cleared the way for the publication of the agendas and minutes of the Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) and Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT). This week the EMA […]
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Clinical Trial Data Disclosure in Europe: EMA Biting Off More than It Can Chew?

Is the EMA biting off more than it can chew? Reflector The European Medicines Agency’s ambitions are huge – as befits a body with such huge responsibilities. But its capacities to achieve what it sets out to do are now falling ever shorter. The latest deficiency is revealed by its admission that it cannot meet […]
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October Sees 'Tsunami of Lobbying and Legislation' in Europe

April might be – as T S Eliot suggested – the cruellest month, but for pharmaceuticals in Europe, this October is certainly a contender to win an award as the busiest month. When the penultimate day of the month offered a breakthrough agreement to start discussions between European Union ambassadors and the European Parliament on […]
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Europe's Mooted 'Passport for Physicians': Implications for Patients

Europe moved one step closer to a passport for physicians in early October. The European Parliament gave its backing to creating a virtual professional qualifications card that will allow doctors, pharmacists, and other professionals to practice in another EU country. The system also envisages an alert system, so that health professionals barred in one country […]
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