Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Charging that the Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic failed to protect cancer patients in their clinical trials, Suzanne Stratton, Ph.D, the former vice president for research at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., filed a whistleblower lawsuit in federal court against the hospital’s chief executive officer, the Carle Clinic Association, Kendrith Rowland, M.D., a lead physician at the Carle Clinic, and Bruce Wellman, M.D., the Carle Clinic CEO.
At the ChinaTrials 2009 conference in Beijing Monday, Dr. Yi Feng, director of Review Management, Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) in China, laid out plans to implement a new GRP process. GRP is an acronym representing three “R” practices: Good Review Practice, Good Regulatory Practice and Good Registration Practice. It is expected that implementing GRP will greatly contribute to shortening drug review timelines in China.
The Oncology R&D unit of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has entered into a new research alliance agreement with US Oncology, a nationwide cancer care company that supports a community-based research network specializing in phase I through IV oncology clinical trials. The non-exclusive collaboration is aimed at improving the execution time of GSK’s oncology clinical trials.