OECD urges harmonisation of clinical trials to save lives

EurActiv: February 26, 2013

The OECD is urging its member governments to harmonise their clinical trial approval processes, citing a decline in the pharmaceutical sector in the EU, where the number of applications for clinical trials fell 25% between 2007 and 2011.

Increasingly complex and inconsistent clinical trial regulations are causing delays, raising costs and leading to a decline in the number of international trials conducted by academics for non-commercial purposes, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warned yesterday (25 February). Read more