Pharmaceutical companies lobbying to block the public release of clinical trial data

Drug makers accused of trying to hide test results

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Big Pharma is lobbying to block the public release of clinical trial data in a move that campaigners say puts safety at risk. In the case of Seroxat drug, the full study reports had been restricted

Pharmaceutical companies are lobbying to block the public release of clinical trial data in a move that campaigners say puts patient safety at risk.

A European transparency initiative is proposed to ensure that when regulators approve new drugs the full data from the trials would be publicly released, rather than just a summary published in a medical journal.

The proposal comes after high-profile cases in which independent researchers found that drugs such as Tamiflu or the antidepressant Seroxat were more dangerous or less effective than pharmaceutical companies had claimed.

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thetimes, October 27 2015.

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