Pharma mobilising Patient Groups to lobby against Drugs Trials Data Transparency

Leaked memo from industry bodies reveals strategy to combat calls by regulators to force companies to publish results

Big pharma mobilising patients in battle over drugs trials data
Big pharma is mobilising patient groups to lobby against drugs trials data transparency

The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilised” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials by asking them to express concern about the risk to public health by non-scientific re-use of data.

That means patient groups go into bat for the industry by raising fears that if full results from drug trials are published, the information might be misinterpreted and cause a health scare.

Read Big pharma mobilising patients in battle over drugs trials data
by Ian Sample, The Guardian, 21 July 2013.

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2 thoughts on “Pharma mobilising Patient Groups to lobby against Drugs Trials Data Transparency”

  1. please get in touch. Trying to link groups together and FB is not allowing me to message anyone for 5 days. Please have a look at Victims of Bendectin, Debendox on FB. Demo in London on 2nd August from 1pm near Victoria. This is to protest about medicines regulation and the need for an improved system. Contact Jo Cozens for more details: 07940 002377. 1 representative from OACS and FACT has been invited to a meeting with a Health Minister in parliament on 3rd September. If you want your MP to attend the meeting they will need to contact Anas Sarwar’s office. Best wishes
    Emma Friedmann

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