The Norwegian and Finnish Ministers of Health call for increase in Nordic clinical trials

The ministers of health in Norway and Finland, Bent Høie and Juha Rehula, are sending out a joint letter to the other Nordic health ministers that recommends a stronger Nordic effort to enhance cooperation in health research.

The backdrop for the initiative is a joint concern over the decline in Nordic research cooperation and clinical trials during the last few years.

– The aim is to achieve a stronger cooperation between the Nordic countries to increase the number of clinical trials in the region. We have good prospects in the Nordic region to perform clinical trials – but the challenge is that each country has too small patient groups, says Bent Høie to Dagens Medisin.

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