Medsafe fees for “public good” clinical trials

NZHR has written to the Ministry of Health expressing concern about Medsafe’s recent decision to discontinue its practice of waiving fees for “public good” clinical trials. we said that this is a cost-shifting exercise which: is contrary to the spirit of the Health Research Strategy; militates against carrying out of publicly funded clinical trials, and risks further depletion of already limited government sources of health research funding. A copy of our letter can be read here