Clinical Trials Scams, Heroes and Hope – June 23, 2009
This is my site Written by Alex on June 23, 2009 – 9:39 am   

There’s a fascinating mix of stories in the news today… an Indonesian doctor who has settled in Providence, Rhode Island was inspired by cowboy movies to work in clinical trials trying to cure sepsis, the 10th leading killer in the U.S. … a “doctor” in Clearwater, Florida meanwhile was dispensing pills and exams as part of a clinical trial – the only problem is that he isn’t licensed to practice medicine in the United States – which begs the questions, “Do you have to be an actual doctor to work a clinical trial if the protocol doesn’t specifically state that?” Hmmm … In Ireland doctors are hailing the arrival of clinical trials to study breast cancer treatments as a step forward in helping patients combat the disease, which alone raises serious questions about how trials are regarded in the Irish medical community … Oh, I will be interviewed later today about Chasing Medical Miracles by Celeste Quinn  on the Afternoon Magazine show for Illinois Public Media. Here’s a link to the show  –– and I will also post one directly to the interview tomorrow.

Movies lured him to US; now he’s corralling a killerProvidence Journal – Providence, RI, USA – By G. Wayne Miller Dr. Yow-Pin Lim has received federal authorization to begin human clinical trials of a drug developed by his company to treat sepsis … See all stories on this topic

Clearwater man accused of posing as doctorTampa Tribune – Tampa, FL, USA – One woman who had been diagnosed with a degenerating disk found the office after searching on the Internet in October 2007 for clinical trials involving … See all stories on this topic

Clinical trials ‘benefit’ patientsIrish Times – Dublin, Ireland – HEALTH NEWS: MANY IRISH breast cancer patients are benefiting from being able to join clinical trials that were not available in this country before … See all stories on this topic

Union government to table Bill to check clinical trial violations … – Mumbai, MH, India – Union government is expected to finalise the Bill which will monitor unethical clinical trials in the country. The bill will police individuals and … See all stories on this topic

Sparta Systems Unveils TrackWise(R) Clinical Quality Management … PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – Successful clinical trials are the lifeblood of a life sciences company, with expanding global operations making the effective planning, coordination, … See all stories on this topic

DSG Announces Record Growth for First Half of 2009Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco, CA, USA – DSG has successfully supported over 800 clinical trials for more than 325 companies at over 18000 sites in over 68 countries … See all stories on this topic

DIA Annual Meeting Attendees Invited to Participate in Electronic … PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – Members of the eClinical Forum and numerous other collaborating associations have invited site staff involved in clinical trials to participate in this … See all stories on this topic

Innoventz Certified to Score Both the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 Health … MarketWatch – USA – Survey administration mix-ups, data entry mistakes, and mathematical miscues are a few of the common errors in administering PROs during clinical trials … See all stories on this topic

Shire Selects SAS® Drug Development to Handle Clinical Trials DataSYS-CON Media (press release) – Montvale, NJ, USA – “Shire is excited about our partnership with SAS, and we look forward to leveraging the SAS Drug Development platform to manage our clinical trial data,” … See all stories on this topic

Amicus Therapeutics Commences Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Amigal …  PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – further, the results of earlier clinical trials and studies may not be predictive of future results. Additionally, all forward looking statements are … See all stories on this topic

Oncothyreon announces initiation of Phase 3 trial of Stimuvax in … PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA – For more information on the START trial log on to or Oncothyreon is a biotechnology company specializing in the … See all stories on this topic


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