Monday, 22 February 2016

Europe's framework for clinical trials is good news for UK scientists and patients

Europe's framework for clinical trials is good news for UK scientists and patients Ignore the propaganda of the leave campaigns: the real story of the clinical trials directive is one of UK scientists working with the EU to benefit UK patients.

As the EU referendum approaches, anyone looking to the leave campaigns for guidance on how EU membership affects UK science will find repeated references to the evils of the clinical trials directive. The message is that the EU “is hostile to the networks of scientists and entrepreneurs that the world needs to solve problems (e.g. the Single Market’s disastrous Clinical Trials Directive).”

Can the EU really be trying to prevent researchers from developing vital new medicines? If true, it would be shocking. But what do scientists themselves think? And what is the real story with clinical trials in Europe? Continue reading... The Guardian

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