ARTICLES BY PENELOPE PRZEKOP
3 Reasons Why Sponsors Must Review Monitoring Reports12/5/2023
Despite recent progress in executing and documenting oversight, sponsor oversight remains a challenge, especially with monitoring reports. Penelope Przekop detail three reasons why they must remain top of mind.
Why Sponsor Awareness Cannot Be "Day Zero" For SUSAR Reporting8/16/2023
Part 1 of this article explained that the FDA’s goal is to ensure safety not to provide a compliance safety net to sponsors by enabling arbitrary rules around SUSAR reporting timelines. A few readers raised points to justify using sponsor awareness as Day Zero for SUSAR reporting, regardless of when the PI becomes aware. Part 2 addresses those points and why they miss the mark.
Why Clinical Site Awareness Should Be "Day Zero" For SUSAR Reporting5/3/2023
Ask a handful of clinical research professional about the determination of "Day Zero" when reporting a suspected, unexpected, serious adverse reaction (SUSAR), and you may get a variety of answers. While sponsors are ultimately responsible for SUSAR reporting adherence, Penelope Przekop contends that clinical sites should be the ones that start the clock when it comes to meeting regulatory timelines.
6 Novel Mock BIMO Regulatory Inspection Exercises2/22/2023
Don't get caught on your heels. Conducting a mock regulatory inspection in preparation for an FDA, EMA, or other regulatory visit is a key industry inspection readiness activity. Explore six new inspection exercises to help your team prepare for the big day(s).
A 3-Point Strategy For Training Part-Time GCP Consultants11/17/2022
Global biopharma regulations and guidelines require that individuals involved in conducting clinical trials be qualified by a combination of education, training, and experience. The components are straightforward to implement regarding internal employees, but not so clear when it comes to part-time consultants contracted to intermittently execute specific good clinical practice (GCP) tasks. Discover three trips for training independent consultants.
3 Strategies To Lead Clinical Research With Moral Integrity9/1/2022
In clinical research, perhaps our oldest code we live by is the Hippocratic oath. Our industry is more complicated today than ever before, so how can we remain loyal to our shared code while also supporting the innovative solutions and approaches of the modern world?
3 Best Practices For Actionable CRO Oversight4/7/2022
The ultimate purpose of sponsor oversight is to act when required. Audits, meetings, and documentation are not always enough. Too many sponsors seem to be forgetting that they are the customer; one that’s paying a heavy price for services that can ultimately make or break them. Reset the industry balance with these 3 best practices.
Your New 6-Step Approach For CRO Selection In 20222/15/2022
Unfortunately, whether you’ve chosen the right clinical research organization (CRO) isn’t always obvious until contracts are signed and patients are enrolled. In 2022, basic industry standard steps are being skipped left and right. Here are 6 win-win suggestions to incorporate into your vendor selection strategy.
4 Imperatives For Updating Our Clinical Quality Systems Approach For 2022 Pharma7/29/2021
The clinical quality management systems approach developed 20 years ago is not sustainable in the today’s industry because we've seen dramatic industry changes in outsourcing, remote monitoring, the use of electronic systems in clinical research, and more. But how do we update our approach for 2022 pharma? This article examines 4 imperatives, including how to accomplish them.
How To Improve FDA Inspection Readiness & Outcomes By Mining Publicly Available Data10/14/2020
Now that we have years of real-world regulatory outcomes data available, why are we ignoring their power to serve as a corrective lens for our interpretations of the law?