September 1997 - The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 4, Issue 5, September 1997
An Industry on Trial
In the past year, major newspapers have put spotlight on abuses in the clinical trials industry. Articles focus on mistreatment of patients and raise questions of scientific integrity.
Many in the industry see criticism as a warning of risks arising from commercialization of clinical trials. Sponsors' pressure on sites to quickly enroll studies is also cited as a factor that could encourage ethical failings.
SMOs -- What Do They Offer the Independent Site?
SMOs are making a variety of pitches to sites. Research centers struggle to weigh pros and cons of offers.
Most professional sites see limited benefit to loose affiliations; interest is much higher in acquisition offers.
Engaging Managed Care in Clinical Trials
- Pipeline News
- Eye On: Alzheimer's Disease
- Trial Watch