Leverage Clinical Trial Participant Feedback to Boost Performance

With the touch of a few computer keys you can tell the world via platforms like Yelp that a vaunted local brew pub’s seasonal draft is flat, a hotel’s beds are lumpy, and the pricey luggage set you just purchased at a certain upscale department store looks more worn out than you after just a […]

FDA CDER Reorganization Aims to Improve Drug Approval Process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a reorganization of the Office of New Drugs (OND) within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), coupled with corresponding changes in the Office of Translational Sciences and Office of Pharmaceutical Quality. The approved changes in OND will create offices that align interrelated disease areas and […]

Clinical Trial Industry Urged to Tackle PI ‘One and Done’ Problem

Chronic principal investigator (PI) turnover and shortages will continue to hold the clinical trial industry back until we do a better job educating and training vital new entrants, says Christina Brennan, MD, MBA, vice president for clinical research at Northwell Health Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “It’s a real problem in our industry.” The so-called […]

Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, ACRP

Oracle Survey Finds Investigative Sites Still Frustrated with eClinical Technology

"Sites are overwhelmed with too many solutions and ballooning login credentials," said Jim Kremidas, executive director, ACRP. "Instead of engaging with patients, an inordinate amount of time is spent learning new systems, completing redundant required training and reentering the same data multiple times. Simultaneously, pharmaceutical companies and CROs are left with a fragmented ecosystem of software, hardware, […]

Pharmaceutical Companies Missing Out on Social Media Opportunities

New research suggests many large pharmaceutical companies are not optimizing online and social media communications to their advantage. According to findings released in the first-ever Worldcom Public Relations Group Digital Health Monitor report on pharmaceuticals, many of the top 25 global firms are missing out on opportunities to reach more stakeholders through country-specific websites, more […]