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:: List of Authorized Clinical Trials in Canada Proposed by Government

  • Date : 2012/10/22
  • Health Canada
  • Synopsis : Government intention to create an Internet based list of authorized drug clinical trials in patients by Health Canada.

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Harper Government Takes Steps To Bring Clinical Trial Information Home - Plans Underway for First Canadian List of Authorized Clinical Trials.

Clinical Trials - Tests conducted to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for new drugs or devices. These trials can only take place once satisfactory information has been gathered on the quality of the non-clinical safety, and Health Authority/Ethics Committee approval is granted in the country where the trial is taking place.

The Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced the Government of Canada's intention to create a web-based list of Health Canada authorized drug clinical trials in patients.

"This project will make information about drug clinical trials easier for Canadians to find and use so that they can make informed decisions about their health," said Minister Aglukkaq. "It will no longer be necessary for patients and health care providers to search through various international registries to find out if trials are available in Canada."

Stakeholders will be formally invited to provide feedback on the plan and proposed information to be included in the list later this fall. When ready, the list will be placed on Health Canada's website.

Health Canada will continue to encourage sponsors to register their clinical trials on the two publicly accessible registries currently available. These registries, which are also part of the World Health Organization's Register Network, collect and display international clinical trial information and can be searched free of charge.

Health Canada is committed to providing updates on progress related to clinical trial registration and disclosure, and feedback will be taken into consideration as the project moves forward. This initiative is another example of the Government of Canada's commitment to transparency.

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