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Sense About Science charity joins fight against bid to prevent transparency of trials

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3428
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The charity Sense About Science plans to intervene in a legal challenge facing the Health Research Authority (HRA) over its work to promote clinical trial transparency.

Richmond Pharmacology, a contract research organisation that runs clinical trials on behalf of drug companies, launched a judicial review against the HRA in March this year.

The HRA, a UK body established to promote and protect the interests of patients in health research, has been working to make clinical trials more transparent. In September 2013 the body made the registration of a clinical …

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