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Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

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” »

Snakes (aka Chutes) and Ladders – failures and opportunities

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

If there ever was a children’s game that would help prepare the next generation of pharmaceutical R&D scientists and researchers, it would be Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders in the US). Continue reading “Snakes (aka Chutes) and Ladders – failures and opportunities” »

Wearables in Clinical Trials: Many Benefits, and One Big Challenge

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

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The rapid development of wearable technology has the power to be a game-changer in many areas, including pharmaceutical R&D. Its most obvious use for pharma is in clinical trials, where recruiting is a frequent challenge, as is getting study participants to adhere to their therapeutic regime. Continue reading “Wearables in Clinical Trials: Many Benefits, and One Big Challenge” »

FDA Regulations Reform? Risks and Benefit for the Approval Process of New Drugs

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Know the rules

Since 1906, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through regulations has been responsible for ensuring the approval of new drugs whose health benefits outweigh the known risks associated with the drug.

Continue reading “FDA Regulations Reform? Risks and Benefit for the Approval Process of New Drugs” »

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