Articles Published in 2010

Site Solutions survey: Lack of operating capital, cash flow plague investigative sites

Monday, November 15, 2010 09:17 AM

Sixty percent of investigative sites have less than three months of operating cash on hand in the bank, according to the 2010 Site Solutions Summit survey.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce mission to India focuses on collaboration, innovation in growing biosimilars market

Monday, November 15, 2010 09:10 AM

As drug development grows ever more global, India continues to stand out as one of the key places to be. And with President Barack Obama having just wrapped up a high-profile, economic-focused trip to India last week, it’s clear that doing business with and in this country is a top priority across many sectors.

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Grants awarded to research benefits of adaptive clinical trial design, identify barriers

Monday, November 8, 2010 11:16 AM

Researchers at the University of Michigan have received a $1.5 million grant to demonstrate how adaptive clinical trial design can improve the speed, efficiency and safety of clinical research. As part of the three-year project, the researchers also will identify barriers to widespread adoption of these innovative trial designs in academic research.

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ProPublica report: big pharma paid hundreds of physicians over $100,000 in speaking fees

Monday, November 8, 2010 11:12 AM

Several doctors paid to speak on behalf of big pharmaceutical companies aren’t, in fact, the thought leaders consumers often consider them to be, but instead have been sanctioned for various forms of misconduct. And psychiatrists collect more in speaking and consulting fees from pharma companies than doctors in any other specialty.

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Pharma Layoffs Drop to 1,929 in October

Friday, November 5, 2010 11:33 AM

After spiking to 6,069 job cuts in September, layoffs in the pharmaceutical industry dropped to 1,900 in October, according to a report in FiercePharma from consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas. The industry ranks 7th in total job cuts this month; for most of the year, it's been one of the top five job-cutting industries. But with 45,263 cuts reported so far in 2010, pharma remains the second-highest job-cutting sector. Overall, the pace of job cutting is down 62 percent from a year ago, with employers announcing 449,258 job cuts year to date, compared to 1,192,587 over the same period in 2009.

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CISCRP takes its AWARE educational events for clinical research nationwide with webcast Saturday

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 07:00 AM

This Saturday, Nov. 6, the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) will host its first national live AWARE web broadcast. The goal: to use a combination of the web and personal interaction to educate the public about the importance of understanding and participating in clinical research.

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P.I.s used blood transfusions to help patients meet eligibility criteria for clinical trials

Monday, November 1, 2010 09:38 AM

A group of hospitals in Toronto has discovered principal investigators (P.I.s) among their ranks giving blood transfusions to patients in order to alter their lab values to better match inclusion criteria for clinical trials.

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BioClinica stockholder calls for executives to resign, as CEO says new eclinical push still ramping up

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 09:06 AM

White-hot controversy has been brewing between the imaging-focused CRO/eclinical company BioClinica and one of its investors, Nicusa Capital.

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IMS Health forecast: Global pharmaceutical market poised for growth in 2011 to $880 billion

Monday, October 25, 2010 09:02 AM

Robust pharmaceutical spending in 17 emerging countries led by China, and those governments making more treatment options available to their citizens, will offset patent losses and slow growth in the United States pharmaceutical market, according to a forecast by IMS Health.

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Site Solutions Summit honors Eli Lilly, PPD with Eagle Awards

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 02:19 PM

The complexity of today’s clinical trials, the regulatory burdens and the disease states being tackled make the current drug discovery market a difficult one in which to operate, Dr. Jeffrey Kasher, vice president of clinical development organization for Lilly Research Laboratories at Eli Lilly, told more than 350 industry members last Saturday evening at the Site Solutions Summit in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

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inVentiv Health aims to help sponsors prepare for new E.U. regulations on observational studies

ACRP partners with CRO Analytics to measure investigative sites' views of clinical trial quality

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Strategic outsourcing prioritizing, improving site relationships

Regulatory compliance an increasing burden on sites
Increased staff time, materials, storage eroding site operating profit

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