Pfizer and Private Access team up for trial recruitment website
US drug giant Pfizer has joined the growing list of organisations seeking to boost trial recruitment via the web, teaming up with IT firm Private Access to create a website designed to “increase clinical trial awareness and participation.”
Scrutiny of publication bias increases
Bias in publications in medical journals is facing intense scrutiny again, following media reports GSK used a ghostwriting programme and separate research into combating the problem.
FDA strengthens disqualify & debar actions
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enhanced its debarment and disqualification procedures to ensure clinical trial investigators meet legal requirements.
Ecron Acunova teams up with Essential CRO and Biotrial
Ecron Acunova’s global partnering team had a busy end to July with the Indian CRO entering into collaboration deals on both sides of the Atlantic to further expand its global reach.
Developing world trials meet standards and speed drugs to market, says ACRO
Clinical trials in the developing world meet the same standards as those in Europe and the US and are vital for accelerating drug development says the Association of Clinical Research Organisations (ACRO).
KDH hopes PatientLocate will change recruitment paradigm
US software development firm KDH Systems has unveiled a new platform that it claims will change “the paradigm of clinical trial patient recruitment.”
India vs China: outsource what to where
India and China share many similarities as outsourcing locations but there are also significant differences that are important to understand before making a commitment, according to a report.
MDS expands Taiwan capacity in early stage focus
MDS Pharma Services is renovating and expanding its Taiwanese discovery pharmacology operation in response to growing global demand for work performed in Asia.
PRA opens drug safety centre in Brazil
PRA International has opened a drug safety centre in São Paulo, Brazil, expanding its presence in Latin America and bringing its array of services to a new market.
Global trials call for global ethics, says NEJM study
The increasingly global clinical trial sector demands more effective ethical and regulatory scrutiny according to a study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
NJ slams FDA on conflicts of interest
New Jersey’s attorney general has called on the FDA to stop the “rampant undisclosed financial conflicts of interest” in clinical trials.
UK software group Cisiv has unveiled a web-based EDC platform, Baseline Plus, which is specifically tailored to meet the demands of post market trials.
Coast IRB closes doors after GAO sting
Coast IRB has decided to close after a probe by US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and subsequent FDA warning letter resulted in the loss of “several key customers”.
Mandatory registration for Indian clinical trials
From June onwards drug firms and CROs conducting trials in India are required to record full details of the research, including the funding source, on the ICMR’s Clinical Trials Registry India website.
MWV expands blister pack range with Shellpak-170
US contractor MeadWestvaco (MWV) claims the latest addition to its Shellpack range, the Shellpak-170, offers drugmakers more options for adherence promotion blister packaging.