Data Protection in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Concerns and Considerations

Autumn 2011Articles International In-house Counsel Journal

Data protection is an important aspect of the pharmaceutical industry throughout all stages of a product lifecycle – from innovation to exit. In the early stages of product development, manufacturers seek to secure trial data to provide a competitive edge; security issues arising during licensing and collaborative activities in the later stages of product development; after development and approval, patients seek to protect their privacy surrounding use of a drug.

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