Turning down trials, cool apps, and swine flu
This is my site Written by Alex on August 7, 2009 – 8:24 am   

Some really fascinating stories get us going into the weekend. Interesting and heartfelt responses to NYT article about cancer trials and why people don’t volunteer for trials… although I’m not convinced of their necessity at all, there’s a very cool story about iphone and Windows apps for clinical trials … and an update on efforts in the U.S. and abroad about progress on trials for a swine flu vaccine…

Why Patients Turn Down Clinical Trials – New York Times – I read with interest your article about the chilling effect that low recruitment for clinical trials has had on the search for meaningful treatments … See all stories on this topic

Clinical trial app choices: Expensive, for charity or in-the-making – mobihealthnews – The market for clinical trials-focused mobile applications just got competitive and complicated. During the past week two new contenders announced … See all stories on this topic

Big drugmakers start trials of swine flu vaccines – Reuters – The launch of clinical trials is a key part of a widening program of work being undertaken by big pharmaceutical companies as they prepare for mass … See all stories on this topic

Swine Flu Spreading; Drug Makers Begin Clinical Trials – DOTmed.com (press release) – Approximately 6000 people of all ages in the US, UK and Germany are being tested and the trial is expected to last for one year. Novartis said the vaccine … See all stories on this topic

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