Petition Tag - personal rights

1. Stop EU proposed trials on humans without consent! Stop forslag i EU om forsøg på mennesker uden samtykke!


DANSK VERSION KLIK PÅ DETTE LINK: EU-forsøgudensamtykke

DEFEND YOUR RIGT TO DECIDE OVER YOUR BODY AND LIFE WHEN HOSPITALIZED!

(new information is added to the text) A new bill** in the EU will abolish the directive* that protects the patient´s right to prior and free consent to trials with new medicine in emergency situations. Instead `subsequent consent´is proposed, meaning: The doctor can use emergency patients for a medicinal trial. And only a f t e r a patient regains consciousness will he be asked for consent to the trial. This is absurd and a violation of civil rights!

The bill is now being negotiated in the European Parliament. Due to the powerful lobbying of the pharmaceutical industry it will most likely be adopted in the first half of 2014 unless the citizens of Europe voice their protest!

Physicians are obliged to respect a patient's decision not to participate in trials. Each member State in the EU should therefore set up an electronic register, where citizens in advance can give their yes or no to participating in trials in cases of emergency.

This will enable doctors at the hospitals to check a patient's decision on the screen within a few minutes, and the citizen’s personal rights will be safeguarded.

**Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/EC

* Directive 2001/20/EC –on Good Clinical practice.