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Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by

In a piece featured in the PharmaTimes, Katrina Megget points out the sad state of affairs when it comes to clinical trials, highlighting some appalling stats on the frequent failure to reach enrollment targets (in some cases, not finding any patients at all) and the tendency for studies to go on far longer than anticipated. Continue reading “Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition” »

Pills Have Gone Digital

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by

Paranoiacs and conspiracy theorists beware – the digital pill is here. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on November 13 that it had approved Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensors), the first drug in America to have a digital ingestion tracking system. Continue reading “Pills Have Gone Digital” »

Seeking Other Perspectives to Tease Out New Innovations

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by

On October 24, Astellas Oncology announced the five finalists in its C3 Prize competition, chosen from over 160 entrants who submitted their ideas on how to improve the cancer care experience through non-medicine innovations. Continue reading “Seeking Other Perspectives to Tease Out New Innovations” »

As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by

Last year, researchers from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development published a paper in the Journal of Health Economics that provided an assessment of the current cost for pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop new drugs and biologics. Continue reading “As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope” »

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