EU ombudsman criticises drug agency over access to documents

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3474
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    The ombudsman for the European Union has twice criticised the London based European Medicines Agency in recent weeks for refusing access to requested documents and is currently investigating two further cases.

    The ombudsman, Nikiforos Diamandouros, who examines complaints about maladministration in European Union institutions and bodies, has given the agency until the end of July to reply to his first ruling and the end of August for the second.

    The first dates back to April 2008 when an Irish citizen asked the agency for access to documents containing details of all …

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