July 1995 - The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 2, Issue 3, July 1995
Can Academic Centers Remake Themselves?
The University Hospital Consortium is telling its members that they must "reengineer" and develop a centralized, business-like approach to clinical trials.
Academic centers that have established a central "office of clinical trials" report a steady increase in industry grants.
As they struggle to become more efficient, academic centers nurture a vision of becoming full-service providers of clinical research, able to offer management services currently provided by CROs.
Strange Bedfellows: The Industry Defends the FDA
Attack by think tanks and conservative Republicans on FDA is muted by industry leaders. Debate shows that industry is committed to thorough clinical testing of its compounds; reform of FDA is not likely to reduce spending on clinical research.
Internet a New Tool for Recruiting Patients
Internet provides sponsors an opportunity to speed-up development time through quicker patient accrual.
Patients are searching through on-line discussion groups and World Wide Web postings to locate clinical trials.
A Tale of Experience: Centralization is an Ongoing Process
- Phase I and II Watch