Pharmaceutical Drug Right-to-Know Act passes in California


From a CalPIRG press release:

    The Senate Health Committee passed SB 1683, the Pharmaceutical Drug Right-to-Know Act. The bill, authored by Senator Jack Scott (Alta Dena) and sponsored by CALPIRG, would require drug companies to release the results of all their health studies for every drug sold in California.

    “The Vioxx and Paxil scandals have made it perfectly clear that drug companies won‘t voluntarily tell the public the whole truth,” said Emily Clayton, CALPIRG‘s Health Care Advocate. “This legislation represents the best hope that doctors, researchers and patients have of getting some real answers about the safety and effectiveness of their medicines.”

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