Tag Archives: drug development

Risking It All? Risk-Based Monitoring at Cancer Research UK

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go,” said T.S. Elliot. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) followed this advice when it decided to have its Center for Drug Development (CDD) adopt a risk-based monitoring (RBM) approach across its entire portfolio of clinical trials. This decision has revealed how risk-adjusted approaches […]
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Tufts Figures on Drug Development Spark Debate

By Agnes Shanley, Pharmaceutical Technology. The Tufts University Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released its latest research on the costs and timeframes required for launching a new drug. Although the study acknowledges that it still takes about 10 years to launch a new brand-name pharmaceutical, this year, the costs required were estimated at $2.6 […]
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Big Pharma's Second Life

Can big pharma solve its fixed cost problem by going virtual? Not entirely, but drug companies can get more out of their CRO partners by treating them less like avatars and more like equals, according to conference-goers at a CBI event in The Triangle. The problem with overbearing project mangers on the sponsor side of […]
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R&D Trends for 2013: Data Trims, Partnerships, and Emerging Global Players

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) sees two key trends as increasingly important for pharmaceutical companies to maintain success: eliminating the bane of extraneous data and fostering collaborations with academia and multi-company consortia both as measures of reducing costs and remaining competitive by more quickly and effectively guiding medicines to market. […]
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Public Interest in Private Science: New Pathways to Measuring R&D Success

Today’s big product story — the apparent end to a decade-long drought in the drug development pipeline — is the prep stage for tomorrow’s big policy question:  are industry R&D priorities in synch with the changing burden of disease?
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