Please sign petition for openness in all clinical trials

Writing in the bmj 23 December 2013, Professor Peter C Gotzsche says: ‘In 2010, the Nordic Cochrane Centre got access to clinical study reports and trial protocols at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after filing a complaint to the European ombudsman, who concluded that these documents do not contain commercially confidential information.

Since December 2010, the EMA has released more than 1.5 million pages on clinical information about medicinal products. However, in the spring of 2013, two US drug companies, AbbVie and InterMune, challenged the EMA’s new openness policy…’

– Re the above, I just signed the petition “Richard Gonzalez of AbbVie, and Daniel Welch of InterMune: Drop your legal action blocking access to EMA clinical trial data ” on

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link – please share widely:



About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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2 Responses to Please sign petition for openness in all clinical trials

  1. Libby says:

    This, and only this, is an area where I agree with Ben Goldacre. I read his book ‘Bad Science’ because I wanted to understand the obvious fears of the ‘opposition’ to wholistic, alternative thinking and medicine. He dismisses homeopathy (along with other disciplines) as a belief system based on placebo and concluded “And the same is true for babies, children and animals”. Babies, children and animals have a belief system? In my experience these groups recover more effectively than adults for the simple reason that they have no expectation other than to be well and therefore remedies, given by competent practitioners, WORK.
    x Libby

    Sent from my iPad

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