Sentiment for clinical trials database

WASHINGTON - Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee members have agreed to mandate the creation of a public database on clinical trials in S. 830, the "Food and Drug Administration Modernization and Accountability Act."

The clinical trials database provision would be added to the legislation authored by committee chairman Sen. James Jeffords (R-Vt.), which would reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and streamline FDA's regulation of drugs, biologicals, medical devices and foods.