Does anyone here know how to play this game? – Clinical Trials Update – June 17, 2009
This is my site Written by Alex on June 17, 2009 – 9:41 am   

With indictments against executives at two companies for conducting unauthorized clinical trials and with another trial voluntarily halted by a major university, Emory, because of poor record-keeping discovered after an audit, it’s interesting to see that the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Bulletin has an article advocating for a more streamlined clinical trials system to increase enrollment of subjects, at least in cancer trials… The apparent focus on recruitment as the first priority and on reducing regulatory oversight as the second priority of many institutions that conduct or sponsor trials  is disturbing. In the words of Casey Stengel, “Doesn’t anyone here know how to play this game?”…

Norian, Synthes, executives charged with conducting medical trials … – Charlotte, NC, USA – The indictment charges that from May 2002 until fall 2004 Norian conspired with others, including Synthes, to conduct unauthorized clinical trials of two …See all stories on this topic

A Closer Look: A Sense of Urgency: Rethinking the Clinical Trial … National Cancer Institute – NCI Cancer Bulletin – Bethesda, MD, USA – Low enrollment of adult cancer patients in clinical trials is an ongoing challenge in cancer research. Only about 3 to 5 percent of adults diagnosed with … See all stories on this topic

Emory halts enrollment in cancer clinical trialsAtlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA – By Craig Schneider – Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute has stopped accepting new patients into clinical trials after a critical audit … See all stories on this topic

HEALTHPOINT-Sponsored Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Trial Enrolls … PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – The first patient was enrolled at The Center for Clinical Research near San Francisco, Calif., led by the site’s principal investigator, Alexander Reyzelman … See all stories on this topic

Sinovac’s H1N1 flu vaccine for clinical trial by JulyChina Knowledge Online – Singapore – Sinovac will invite other vaccine makers to join the large-scale production once the vaccine has been proved to be effective and safe in clinical trials. … See all stories on this topic

No more off-the-record human clinical trialsEconomic Times – Gurgaon, Haryana, India – NEW DELHI: The government has mandated all human clinical trials being done in the country to be registered with the Indian Council of Medical Research … See all stories on this topic

Business Wire (press release)Idera Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Drug Candidate Pipeline … San Francisco, CA, USA – “Over the next 18 months we expect to obtain data from ongoing clinical trials of each of these candidates to enable decisions on further development … See all stories on this topic

Advancing Your Clinical Trial InterestsOncology Nursing News – New York, USA – This nonprofit organization was founded in 1997 to increase awareness of, access to, and participation in cancer-related clinical trials. … See all stories on this topic

Biotech Calendar: More Key Clinical Trial – USA – As promised, I’m back this week with another clinical trials list covering experimental drugs currently undergoing testing in phase II and phase III studies … See all stories on this topic

Abbott Initiates Trial of Next-Generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) Drug … PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – “SPIRIT PRIME is expected to build upon the superior outcomes from the SPIRIT family of clinical trials, and the initiation of the study represents Abbott’s … See all stories on this topic


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