Clinical Trial Technology Editorial

  1. Clinical News Roundup: Is 80 Percent Of China’s Clinical Data Fabricated?

    Radio Free Asia (RFA) is reporting that a government investigation in China has revealed fraudulent practice on a massive scale in clinical trials. China's food and drug regulator recently carried out a one-year review of clinical trials, concluding that more than 80 percent of clinical data is "fabricated," state media reported.

  2. Adaptive Trials: Complex But Advantageous

    When I speak with pharma executives on certain topics, it’s amazing to see the difference in where companies stand in terms of implementation. Adaptive trials is one of those topics. I will talk to one executive who will tell me it is one of the trends that will most impact the pharma industry in the coming year, and then talk to another who will tell me it’s old news and something they have been doing for years. Regardless of where you stand with adoption, one thing is clear: Adaptive trials have many advantages, but are also more complex.

  3. Podcast: Pfizer Transforms Clinical Trials for Parkinson’s Patients

    When Pfizer partnered with IBM to try and transform how clinical trials for Parkinson’s patients are conducted, the company had a vision that was both revolutionary and futuristic. The plan was to take a group of patients, place them in a specially designed home to live for a period of time, and use sensor technology to monitor their capabilities.

  4. Clinical News Roundup: HHS To Provide More Info To Patients

    Clinical News Roundup for the week of September 19, 2016 with stories on HHS and, FDA approval of Exondys51, DCRI coordinating National Study of Childhood Health, and the world's largest breath-based clinical trial.

  5. CROs Can Be Indispensable As Pharma Companies Focus On Value

    The healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care is putting a lot of pressure on pharmaceutical companies in terms of margins and the need to demonstrate improved outcomes at lower costs. In attempting to create breakthrough therapies and “beyond the pill” solutions with fewer resources, companies are demonstrating an increased appetite for outsourcing functions – and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) could be the beneficiaries.

  6. SCDM Best Practices Now Available To Nonmembers

    Data managers are critical to the clinical research process. It’s the data they collect which will ultimately determine whether a new drug gains FDA approval. Recognizing that, the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) was established to work with the teams creating clinical trials, writing the protocols, and identifying the information that needs to be captured. Over the years, the information gathered by SCDM members has been incorporated into a guide book of Good Clinical Data Management Practices, which SCDM is now making available to nonmembers as well as association members.

  7. How To Incorporate Digital Technologies In A Clinical Protocol

    Mobile and wearable technologies are making their way into clinical trials, helping to produce better data and engage patients in their health and treatments. But incorporating these devices also presents additional risks. What can companies do to overcome barriers and incorporate these devices into clinical trial protocols? In this Q&A article, Dmitri Talantov, M.D., R&D Operations Innovation Medical Leader, Janssen Research & Development, LLC shares his insights.

  8. Clinical News Roundup: U.S. To Start Trials For Dengue Vaccine

    Clinical news roundup for the week of August 29, 2016 with articles on clinical trials for dengue vaccine, Dr. Reddy’s patient-centric platform, patient recruiting via tablet apps, Leapcure and partnership, Validic joining forces with SAP, and heart disease drugs in clinical trials.

  9. Clinical News Roundup: Bioclinica To Be Acquired By Cinven

    Clinical news roundup for the week of August 22, 2016 with information on the Bioclinica acquisition by Cinven, SCRS Eagle Award finalists, supporting kids with brain tumors, reducing risk in adaptive trials, Zika testing in humans, and more.

  10. Clinical News Roundup: Can Clinical Trials On Pets Help People?

    Clinical news roundup for the week of August 8, 2016 with articles on using pets in clinical trials, the Quintiles/DaVita alliance, the benefits and pitfalls of data sharing, and the Orphan Drug Act.