Tuesday, August 17, 2010

EU agency to reveal secret data on drug side-effects

EU agency to reveal secret data on drug side-effects

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has reversed its long-held stance on releasing studies on drug side effects after pressure from the European Ombudsman.

The London-based agency, which evaluates drugs in the EU, on Wednesday (11 August) said that it would issue data on anti-acne medication Roaccutane produced by pharma giant Roche in the coming weeks.

An Irish man, whose son committed suicide after taking Roaccutane, is currently suing Roche over the drug, which has been linked to behavioural problems and birth defects.more

When is transparency in Big Pharma coming to America?
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