Implications of FDA’s Decision to Issue Fines for Failing to Submit Clinical Trial Data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance last week proposing levying heavy fines on pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) that do not post clinical trial results online. FDA said in the draft guidance, titled “Civil Money Penalties Relating to the ClinicalTrials.gov Data Bank,” that failure to register trials or submit results to ClinicalTri ...

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