Dr Virginia Acha, ABPI Executive Director of Research, Medical and Innovation, comments on the judicial review judgement involving the Health Research Authority and Richmond Pharmacology, which was published today.
Dr Virginia Acha said:
“The ABPI has long been an advocate of greater transparency in clinical trials and we are pleased to finally see the full details of this judgement and the review so that we can add our views. We have been fully engaged on clinical trial transparency with members and stakeholders through meetings and technical workshops and we welcome the progress achieved by all parties in reaching a consensus in approach for the disclosure of clinical trial information. We look forward to continuing to work with the Health Research Authority to ensure that the UK is a robust and internationally leading place to undertaken clinical research at all phases of study.”
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