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BRIC Nations' "Blossoming Healthcare Budgets" Revive Clinical Trials Opportunities

While some clinical trial sponsors have been driven out of the BRIC nations, a rise in rank for each country — Brazil, Russia, India, China — is expected over the next four years, indicating “blossoming healthcare budgets and markets that are ripe with opportunities for development”. According to a Thomson Reuters report, Overcoming Clinical Challenges in BRIC […]
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How We Fall into Clinical Trial Metrics Malpractice

Effective clinical trial management depends on accurate and unbiased performance measurement. Performance measures are the lens through which managers monitor clinical trials and assess trial quality. Using the wrong metric or having biased measures distorts managers’ view and hinders effective trial oversight. It is important, then, that clinical trials managers make sure that they are […]
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The European Medicine Agency’s Transparency Dilemma

By Peter O’Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. The European Medicines Agency thought it might at last be back on the road to salvation when Guido Rasi swept into town in 2011 and started ordering greater transparency in the agency’s operations. He was determined to seek a new type of trust with the agency’s various publics—and particularly […]
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European Regulator’s Last Ditch Attempt at Transparency

By Peter O’ Donnell. The European Medicines Agency is determined to minimize opposition to its next moves on releasing clinical trial data. It announced last week yet another consultation on its plans to publish the results of trials — a policy it initially aimed at introducing from the beginning of this year. The latest twist […]
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After Delays, Project DataSphere Rolls Out

An industry and academic data-sharing project went live on Tuesday, nearly a year after the platform was expected to launch. Visitors to the site – no credentials needed – can register and access de-identified clinical data from the comparator arms of nine oncology trials, with more to come. Project DataSphere, the newest data transparency and […]
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