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Ombudsman disagrees with EMA clinical trial data disclosure policy

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The European Ombudsman has criticised the European Medicines Agency for turning down requests for access to certain clinical trial data on two anti-obesity drugs – orlistat (Roche's Xenical) and rimonabant (Sanofi-Aventis's Acomplia)– on the grounds of protecting drug companies' commercial interests.

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