March 2014 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
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.
Also in this issue:
- Trial referral services must be complete, accurate
- Lifestyle-based analytics: A new approach to direct mail
- Regulatory Update
- Month in Review
- FDA Actions
- Study Lead Opportunities
- New Drugs in the Pipeline