Labour MEP brokers historic deal on clinical trial transparency

clinical trials microscopePharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged to upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly accessible database, if a deal reached this week is approved.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, who has …

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Labour MEP’s campaign to open up clinical trials takes giant step forward

antiCalls from medical researchers to make clinical trials less bureaucratic and more transparent came closer to reality today as legislation to simplify application procedures passed the first hurdle in the European Parliament.

The changes proposed by Labour MEP Glenis Willmott, …

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Local MEP leads drug trial transparency drive

pills“Too many results from clinical trials are misleading, biased or missing,” according to Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s health spokesperson in Europe and Leader of Labour MEPs.  “It is time that all pharmaceutical companies and researchers made the full results of …

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Euro MP to visit Leicester Hospital

clinical trials microscopeAn East Midlands Euro MP will visit a local hospital next week as part of her work drawing up new European laws on clinical trials.

GlenisWillmott will visit the Leicester Royal Infirmary from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on Monday …

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New European rules needed to save young lives

A British Euro MP will go to see a young Notts constituent in a Belgian clinic next week.

Glenis Willmott will visit the Child Oncology Clinic in Leuven, Belgium, on Monday 17 September, where British teenager Sam White (15), from …

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GSK’s fraud shows need for strict pharmaceutical regulation

This week it was announced that the major pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline will be fined $3 billion for fraud.  This is the company that states that their mission is “to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, …

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More action needed for children with cancer

This week I hosted an event in the European Parliament to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Every year around 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, and around 15,000 across the whole EU. Most are brain tumours or …

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Job losses at AstraZeneca show the desperate need for a clinical trials rethink

Not a day goes by without further job losses being reported, and the 7,300 posts cut by pharmaceutical giant Astrazeneca today is a tragic blow for the hardworking people they employ. But it’s not just those that lose their jobs …

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How to combat rising HIV infections in young people

Today is World AIDS Day, marking three decades since the discovery of the first case of the disease in 1981.

To coincide with our commemoration of the event the European Parliament passed a report on the EU’s response to HIV/AIDS. …

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