Tuesday, October 22, 2013

AllTrials Update - write a letter

Dear Friends

If you live in an EU member state we need your help this week. Will you write to your country's health minister to ask your Government to support the good progress towards clinical trial transparency in the draft Clinical Trial Regulation in debates in Europe next month.
Thanks to the letters you sent to MEPs last May some very good additions were made to the draft Regulation. These new parts of the law would mean that all clinical trials taking place in Europe would have to be registered and summary results published within a year of its ending. We need to make sure that these good additions make it into the final law, and we don't have much time as the next stage of the process starts in the first week of November.
The next stage is a series of 'trilogue' discussions between the European Parliament, Commission and Council. We understand that the European Council hasn't decided its position yet. The Council is made up of representatives of all of the individual Governments of European countries so your Government's position is very important. There's no time to lose - please write to your health minister this week and urge them to support the good additions to the Clinical Trials Regulation.
What you need to do now
You'll find a sample letter here including details of the specific parts of the Regulation that we need Governments to support, and details of how to contact your health minister on this page.
If you can translate the letter into more European languages, please get in touch.
AllTrials fundraising appeal
We have launched a fundraising appeal for a video to spread the AllTrials campaign around the world. Please donate to help us produce that.

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