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EU harmonises rules for trials

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 13 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:68
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Union has agreed new legislation setting out standards of good practice for clinical trials of medicinal products for human use. It is designed to allow the necessary research to take place, while ensuring maximum protection for trial participants.

    Given the tendency to carry out clinical trials in several member states at the same time, the new rules will harmonise the different …

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