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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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Abrams Talks Social Media at DIA

“It doesn’t turn me on to send a warning letter.” –Tom Abrams, during a Q&A at DIA.  Instead of repeating his yearly Drug Information Association (DIA) conference claim that social media guidance remains among the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion’s (OPDP) “highest priorities,” to be published in due course, Tom Abrams, director of OPDP, […]
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The First Footfall: What Apple’s “HealthKit” Announcement Means to Healthcare

By Bill Drummy, Pharm Exec Editorial Advisory Board. Among the many announcements Apple made earlier this month at its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference, one was of particular interest to the healthcare industry. Apple unveiled “HealthKit”, which is really a developer’s toolbox that allows makers of health and medical devices (e.g. Fitbit, UP, Misfit, iHealth) to […]
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Lilly Increases Access to Clinical Trials Data

Eli Lilly and Company has announced it will begin sharing its clinical trial data with scientific researchers through www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com. The website, which houses data from several clinical trial sponsors, was created with support from PhRMA and EFPIA to increase access to and transparency of clinical trial results for researchers around the world.  
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Lack of Multichannel Confidence: A Step on the Road to Digital Maturity

I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak preview of Across Health’s 2014 Multichannel Barometer report. This is the sixth year the Belgium-based digital consultancy has conducted its Barometer survey and it’s interesting to look at the progress, or lack thereof, across the years. The data collected for last year’s survey led Across CEO Fonny […]
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