MEPs from the Public Health Committee agreed on a proposal to oblige pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly accessible database. The new legislation aims to encourage research whilst protecting patients' rights.

As rapporteur Glenis Willmott (S&D, UK) said: "For too long, unflattering studies on new medicines have gone undisclosed. Around half of all trials are never published, usually those with negative or...

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