Red tape is stifling research, charity saysBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.640-d (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:640
- Owen Dyer
Patients with cancer are dying because bureaucracy is stifling research, the charity Cancer Research UK said last week. The charity said it now takes five times longer than in the early 1990s to get a breast or bowel cancer drug into trials.
Richard Sullivan, Cancer Research UK's head of clinical programmes, said that the number of regulations has increased 40-fold in the past decade. Speaking at the British Association festival of science at the University of Salford, he said that 44 new sets of regulations have been introduced in less than 10 …