Category Archives: R&D

EMA Delays Adoption of Policy on Publishing Trial Data

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has postponed formal adoption of the policy on publication of clinical trial data. An EMA press statement said that “[f]urther clarifications on wording and practical arrangements will be discussed by Board members”, whose additional contributions will now be considered with a view to reaching final agreement at the Management Board meeting on 2 October. […]
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Industry Challenged: “Do More for Teenagers with Cancer”

By Leela Barham. Accessing the latest cancer drugs always seem to be controversial. Not just because of the money but also because of the complexities of accessing treatments during their development. This seems to be especially the case for young people with cancer, according to the UK’s Teenage Cancer Trust. 
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The Decline of Clinical Trials in Central and Eastern Europe

Currently, 66% of clinical trials are conducted in North America, Western Europe and Australia.  The U.S. hosts 49% of clinical trial sites and generates approximately 40% of clinical data.  Other regions have arisen in recent years.  The main reasons behind this globalization trend are the availability of highly skilled professionals in new research markets, lower […]
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435 New Medicines in Development for “Older Americans”

By Melanie Sena. According to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population. These medicines in development include: 110 for diabetes, 62 for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, 67 for Alzheimer’s disease, 61 […]
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Key Clinical Trial Themes from DIA 2014

The Drug Information Association (DIA), one of the largest non-profit organizations supporting clinical research and drug development, held its 2014 annual meeting in San Diego last week. Applied Clinical Trials’ Moe Alsumidaie looks at three of the key themes from this year’s meeting: incorporating advocacy groups and patient voices in clinical research, breakthrough research applications, and […]
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