Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New medical research body urged to speed up drug trial approvals

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, Tuesday 11 January 2011:

Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, today welcomes proposals for a new body that will speed up applications by scientists to carry out health research and make the UK a more attractive place for drug companies and other organisations to carry out trials.

The Health Research Agency would be a one-stop-shop for researchers who have long complained about the bureaucracy involved in getting a research application approved. Often they have to apply to many different NHS trusts for permission to recruit patients, creating long delays.

The government supports the idea of streamlining the process, even though ... Read more>>

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