Peter O'Donnell, ACT's Brussels Correspondent

Peter O'Donnell is a freelance journalist who specializes in European health affairs and is based in Brussels, Belgium.


Eight Years Later, Europe’s ‘New’ Clinical Trial Rules Finally Come into Force

January 31, 2023

Formal compliance with EU’s Clinical Trials Regulation takes effect, designed to speed up the application and approval of studies.

Get it Right Next Time? EU Legislation Under Critical Review

January 24, 2023

The issues engulfing compliance with the Clinical Trials Regulation signal that even the best intentions with these types of laws may not be enough to avert unintended consequences.

A New Year, a New Clinical Trials Committee—with Global Reach

January 12, 2023

WHO in midst of forming group focused on developing guidance on best practices in clinical trials.

Countdown to Mandatory European Clinical Trials System

January 03, 2023

With compliance deadline at end of month, concerns over readiness remain.

Decentralized Guidance Is the Best That Europe Can Do for Decentralized Clinical Trials

December 22, 2022

Despite agreement on recommendations between European regulators, DCT unclarity remains.