Volume 95 Issue 41 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 16, 2017 | Web Date: October 11, 2017

China will accept foreign clinical trial data

Decision by country’s drug administrator should help foreign drug companies
Department: Business
Keywords: Pharmaceuticals, China, drug registration, trials

In a move likely to benefit Chinese citizens as well as foreign drug firms, the Chinese government has agreed to accept data from clinical trials conducted outside China for the approval of new drugs.

“Applicants can directly apply for drug listing registration after the completion of the international multicenter drug clinical trials,” the China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) disclosed in a statement.

Until now, China only approved drugs that had been tested on people . . .

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