The globalisation of clinical trials is now an accepted trend, although not all observers are content about the way it has
developed and continues to progress. Documented cases of unethical conduct during clinical trials have led to both public
and media outcry, and have prompted calls in the European Parliament for the stronger enforcement of international standards.
The EMA has comeunder heavy criticism over its role in overseeing trials conducted on foreign territories, although it argues
that it is responding to the need for better regulation and intends to become transparent regarding its future activities
in this field.
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