On 3 April 2014 your MEP will have the chance to vote in favour of greatly increasing the transparency of data obtained in clinical trials. Once the regulation is in force all pharmaceutical companies and non-commercial sponsors of clinical trials in the European Union will have to:
Submit a summary of results to a publicly accessible database, within a year of completing the research
Submit a summary understandable to a layperson
Submit the full Clinical Study Reports of trials when applying to put a medicine on the market
Register or publish old trials, if they want to use them to back up applications for new trials
Face financial penalties if transparency requirements are not met
These rules will apply regardless of whether the trial was successful, unsuccessful or inconclusive.
If you want to sign the petition or write to your MEP follow the link below. The vote should be tomorrow so not a lot of time.