Despite my jealousy of the money that Big Pharma is able to put into research and marketing, I am a supporter of much of their work. I immunised my daughter at the height of the MMR jab scares. I have
Still, just like any industry, the way that the pharmaceutical industry operates cannot just be left to the open market and the lobbyists, we need you politicians to represent our interests. It is British taxes that have paid for most of these drugs (via the NHS) so British people should be able to get the benefit. I’ve signed the AllTrials petition because:
- The trust of patients who have volunteered for clinical trials is betrayed when findings generated by their participation are locked away
- Incomplete information means doctors could make bad treatment decisions and miss opportunities for good medicine
- Researchers don’t know what was found in previous trials, or even that some trials happened, so trials are repeated unnecessarily
I look forward to hearing from you.