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Researchers claim consent rules put future of medical trials at risk

Tight regulations mean Ireland could be excluded from European health research projects

Killian Woods

Business reporter

15th December, 2019

Ireland’s ability to attract medical trials is being put at risk by “devastating and far-reaching” consent rules, researchers have told the government.

The claim was made at a fractious public meeting attended by healthcare researchers, Department of Health officials and legal professionals last month. The details of the meeting, which was not attended by media, have only just come to light as the Business Post has obtained a recording of what...

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