"...AbbVie and InterMune have filed suit to deny access to the data from their trials on the benefits and harms of these drugs, claiming these vital facts are trade secrets whose release would harm their profits. Their action has led to the shutdown of the entire public-access program, leaving millions of patients worldwide, and their doctors, in the dark.
We call on AbbVie and InterMune to drop their European Union lawsuit and release all patient level data on Humira, Esbriet and their other products. Vital data on drug safety should never be hidden as a trade secret. By copying this petition to President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet we call on them to ensure that meaningful public access to clinical trial data becomes the policy of the FDA and is written into any international trade agreements governing the sale of prescription drugs and devices..."
If they win the Lawsuit in the EU (blocking EMA from data) it won't belong before ALL clinical data will be blocked and this is going to RISK A LOT MORE LIVES than ghostwriting etc does. Without any clinical trial data information, there is no chance of doctors EVER being able to safeguard patients or of them recognising adverse drug effects in time to do something promptly.
So PLEASE SIGN the petition. For everyone's sake now and in the future. Thanks