The CenterWatch Monthly, March 2014
Strategic alliances hit bumps in the road
Sponsors increasingly have adopted integrated and strategic relationships with
large CROs over the past several years. Yet the effectiveness of these partnerships has been undermined by a tendency among sponsors to mistrust their partners and treat CROs as commodity service providers.
Tapping community hospitals for clinical trial volunteers
Community hospitals represent a vast untapped resource for conducting
clinical trials in the U.S., as the industry moves toward a research environment
that requires access to electronic medical records and patients in real-world
settings. Yet a new survey finds community hospitals typically lack resources to
conduct studies, and senior managers are not making clinical research a priority at their organizations.
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