March 2006 – The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2006
JAMA Editorial Policy Questioned
Academics and industry observers say a new JAMA policy, while attempting to address important issues of publication bias and misleading reporting of data, unfairly single out industry-sponsored studies. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) called the new policy unfair and absurd. Organizations such as the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and the Royal Statistical Society, have urged JAMA to reconsider its policy.
eDiary Pros—and a Few Cons
When the FDA releases its much anticipated guidance on patient reported outcomes, which will apply both to paper and electronic diaries, eDiary vendors expect it will drive a more rapid transition from paper to electronic diaries; some predict that anywhere from 25% to 40% percent of patient diaries used in clinical trials will be electronic next year. Contract research organizations are increasingly working with eDiary vendors—another signal that pharmaceutical companies are comfortable with the handful of eDiary companies.
Turkey's Emerging Clinical Research Market
Turkey is beginning to emerge as a global market for the clinical trials industry.
Eye On: Brain Cancer
Annual incidence of primary brain cancer in the U.S. is about 17,000 cases CenterWatch has identified a pipeline of 16 drugs in development for brain cancer.
- Month in Review
- In the Pipeline
- Opportunities Underway