Peter O'Donnell


Europe Recruiting Additional Healthcare Teams for Specialized Rare Disease Networks

October 21, 2019

With a month left to join one of the 24 ERNs, Peter O'Donnell writes that this initiative is a welcomed demonstration of how cooperation can function in the common interest.

European Researchers Struggle to Communicate

March 22, 2019

A statement from Europe's drug industry and medical societies calls for adequate funding for translational research, explaining the importance, and highlighting the challenges it faces.

Trial Participants: The Unsung Heroes of Clinical Research

January 29, 2019

Ingrid Klingmann, chair of EFGCP, speaks to Applied Clinical Trials about the efforts industry can make to change the way all stakeholders can improve clinical research.

Brexit or no Brexit, it's an EMA Exit

January 24, 2019

The British government and the country's squabbling parliament are still incapable of deciding when-or even if-the UK should leave the European Union, still less how.

Another Crack Appears in the Crumbling Clinical Trials Consensus

January 10, 2019

Right at the start of the year, the calls for radical change in the way that drug development is organized are emerging thick and fast in Europe.

First Catch Your Regulatory Science Hare

January 02, 2019

The instructions of a legendary 19th recipe for jugged hare began: "First catch your hare".

Now Brexit Really is Dangerous for Health

December 14, 2018

As the risks grow of a disorderly UK withdrawal from the European Union, the warnings about what could go wrong for the supply of medicines in Europe become ever louder.

Medicines Cooperation on a Knife-Edge in the English Channel

November 27, 2018

The decision of the leaders of the European Union over the weekend to endorse the Withdrawal Agreement for the UK's departure was historic in that it was the first time ever that the European Council had to face the imminent reality of a member state dropping out.

Struggling Uphill to Common European Views on Data and Real-World Evidence

November 06, 2018

A high-level working group of European regulators is trying to pull together a more coherent approach to real-world evidence-and is running into difficulties with the wide range of initiatives currently underway.

Tackling Disease: Europe Mulls Rival Approaches at the Level of Society or the Patient

October 31, 2018

October has offered a striking spectacle of contrasts in Europe's ponderous attempts to construct a comprehensive policy on health.