Volume 91 Issue 26 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 1, 2013

Europe Eyes Open Access To Drug Trial Data

Pharmaceuticals: Sanofi CEO warns of a competitive threat in a wide-open transparency scheme
Department: Business
News Channels: Organic SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, open access

A proposal by Europe’s drug regulatory authority to make data from clinical trials public met with immediate criticism from industry when it was announced last week. The head of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries & Associations, a trade group known as EFPIA, warned that the European Medicines Agency’s proposal could expose competitively sensitive data on research done in Europe to drugmakers around the world.

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