A significant number of articles in six of the top 10 medical journals in 2008 were ghostwritten, according to study by editors of JAMA that found responding authors reported a 10.9 per cent rate in the NEJM.
Following a review of the backlog of postmarketing studies the FDA has initiated changes to improve its processes, including developing Manuals of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) to track the status of trials.
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.”
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).
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.
Since coming into effect late last year, US Code of Federal Regulations-21 parts 210 and 211 testing rules have been the subject of much confusion in the pharmaceutical industry, according to West Pharmaceutical Services.
Macao Health Bureau director Lam Ping-yan says tabletting delays at Euopharm Laboratories' plant in Hong Kong, China may have led to contamination of the hyperuricemia drug Purinol (allopurinol) linked to several deaths.
PPD says it is unlikely to receive a $25m (€20m) milestone for US approval of Takeda’s diabetes drug alogliptin this year after the FDA said that cardio vascular (CV) safety data filed as part of the NDA are insufficient.
The revelation that 49 infants died during clinical trials in India has sparked anger among the nation’s congress, with some calling for all studies to be stopped while investigations take place despite the trials having an infant mortality rate (IMR)...
US Senator Sherrod Brown has fired off another broadside in his probe into pharmaceutical outsourcing, this time sending a request to Merck & Co “for further information on its heavy reliance on global outsourcing for the manufacture of pharmaceutical...
A service provider called Binto is filling a much needed vacuum in the clinical trial industry in terms of patient tracking, eliminating the need for big pharmaceutical firms to resort to methods such as hiring private investigators to track down "lost"...
European pharmaceutical manufacturers stepped up calls for a
blanket ban on repackaging of pharmaceuticals last week, suggesting
that this would be the single most effective way to seal the supply
chain for counterfeiting drugs.
A US senator has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a
probe into outsourcing of production for pharmaceuticals, as well
as ways to make drugmakers accountable for products which fail to
meet quality standards.
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared the country's
previously-tainted heparin supply to be "safe" due to
stronger testing and controls that are now in place. Meanwhile,
China continues to distance itself...
Questions are hanging over the role of a Chinese manufacturing
facility in the Baxter heparin scare after it has emerged that the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never inspected the