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EU high court questions injunctions blocking disclosure of trial data

  • The EU court of justice says a lower court "erred" in some instances in the course of imposing injunctions preventing the EMA from releasing data from clinical trials of AbbVie's (ABBV +0.4%) Humira and from trials conducted by InterMune (ITMN -2.7%).
  • The case has been sent back to the EU General Court and, as Reuters notes, the potentially "sensitive data ... will remain under wraps for now."
  • The EMA discloses information about clinical studies upon request in an effort to support transparency and satisfy public demand for less secrecy regarding the data.
  • Related: Pfizer to broaden access to clinical trial data
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