January 25, 2015 – News Bytes

Ethics/Regulatory

Sen. Warren to push law establishing “swear jar” concept for drug companies facing fraud penalties to help fund NIH

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts told the audience at a national healthcare advocacy conference Thursday she will introduce a new law—the Medical Innovation Act—to advance medical research.


The Pulse on Study Conduct by Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe

Regardless of the industry, or how simple or complex the profession, a consistent assessment of job performance is required to determine a professional’s ongoing proficiency.


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January 19

Roche takes $1B majority stake in Foundation Medicine to use genomic testing to personalize oncology treatments

BRANY launches software, iPad app to streamline protocol creation for investigator-initiated trials

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The CenterWatch Monthly

January

All eyes on EMA’s adaptive licensing pilot
Sponsors could offer innovative drugs to patients 8 years sooner

Ice Bucket Challenge a boon for ALS research
Donations soar, but phenomenon difficult to replicate

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December

Growing adoption of feasibility review committees
Early reports cite fewer amendments, improved cycle time

AMCs vying to better compete for industry trials
Working to conquer study start-up delays, IRB review process

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