Safety/Efficacy Featured Articles

  1. Are Your Cell Therapy Samples Getting The Preservation They Deserve?

    With the number of biologics now in development and soon to be making their way into clinical trials, the preservation of cells, tissues, and organs are suddenly increasing in importance. Companies handling the manufacturing, storage, and transportation of these materials need to be focused on improving the yield and extending the shelf life of these time and temperature sensitive biologics.

  2. Clinical News Roundup: Is Duke Underreporting Clinical Trial Results?

    Clinical News Roundup for the week of January 8, 2017 with information on Duke clinical trials, the new NCI drug formulary, how poor physician and nurse engagement by pharma leads to low patient recruitment, and ways to become more patient centric.

  3. Key Considerations For ICH-GCP Guidance On Quality Risk Management

    By now, many of you are probably wondering about the recent adoption of the Good Clinical Practices (ICH E6 Guideline, R2). More specifically, you are likely wondering how it will apply to your own organization. In this Q&A, Elizabeth Bodi, senior consultant at Halloran Consulting Group, answers some of your questions and sheds some light on the guidance and how it may impact research, resources, and patients.

  4. Lexicon Uses Patient Input To Support Primary Endpoint

    When Lexicon Pharmaceuticals began planning for a clinical trial on neuroendocrine tumors, there were two things it hoped to accomplish. First, it wanted to incorporate patient voice into the trial design. Second, the company wanted to incorporate some type of mobile technology into the trial to help track feedback from patients.

  5. Is CRA Shortage To Blame For CRO Turnover?

    The results of a study on compensation released by HR+Survey Solutions (HR+SS) show that turnover in the U.S. for clinical monitoring jobs at CROs remained high in 2015. Clinical monitoring jobs, such as clinical research assistants (CRAs), involve individuals whose job function is monitoring the health of study participants in clinical trials.

  6. Innovative Patient Study Examines Effect Of Drug Use In Pregnant Women

    In 2009 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched PROTECT (Pharmacoepidemiological Research on Outcomes of Therapeutics by a European Consortium), a new research program designed to strengthen the monitoring of the benefit risk of medicines in Europe. Stella Blackburn, vice president and global head of risk management for QuintilesIMS, was heavily involved with this groundbreaking study and discusses key findings of it with Clinical Leader.

  7. How Pfizer Uses Patient Video To Improve Sickle Cell Trials

    Sickle cell disease is a red blood cell disorder where patients have abnormal hemoglobin in those cells. In this interview Brenda Cooperstone, VP and chief development officer for the specialty care business unit at Pfizer, discusses the efforts made to understand sickle cell patients, their condition, and how the company should interact with them during visits to the emergency room.

  8. How One Rare Disease Firm Merged Gene Therapy With Patient Centricity

    Abeona Therapeutics is named after the Roman goddess who was the protector of children as they start out on their journey. Since launching as a private company in 2013, Abeona has partnered with a dozen international foundations to fund its development efforts. Currently it is seeking a treatment for children with Sanfilippo Syndrome, and engaging caregivers to determine how to best meet the needs of patients taking part in trials.

  9. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Clinical Leader Top 3 Articles For November 2016

    Below are my top three articles downloaded on Clinical Leader for the month of November 2016. In case you missed them, please take this opportunity to see what everyone else was learning about the growing clinical staff shortage, how Lilly is helping physicians become researchers, and how Duke and PatientsLikeMe are bringing a novel approach to ALS trials.

  10. Clinical News Roundup: Almac And inVentiv Health Partner On IRT

    Clinical news roundup for the week of December 4, 2016 with information on Almac partnering with inVentiv on IRT, ERT acquiring Exco In Touch, and the 21st Century Cures bill passing the Senate and moving on to the White House.