[Ip-health] EU wants to facilitate clinical trials on humans’

Riaz K Tayob riaz.tayob at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 06:23:10 PST 2013

  Health: ‘EU wants to facilitate clinical trials on humans’

    18 February 2013
    Süddeutsche Zeitung

<http://www.presseurop.eu/files/suddeutsche-18022013_0.jpg> Süddeutsche 
18 February 2013

The European Commission plans to introduce a regulation 
to simplify the procedure for carrying out pharmaceutical tests on 
The text, which will be debated in parliament in June, will dispense 
with the requirement for independent ethical committees to be involved 
in the authorisation of tests.

In future, a single member state (and more importantly, one selected by 
the healthcare industry) will evaluate the risks involved in trials for 
a particular product, and its decision will apply for all other member 
states. Doctors have pointed out that states with a record for imposing 
higher standards will be systematically circumvented, and that the 
constraints on human testing will be less rigorous than those that apply 
for animal testing.

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