Monthly Archives: May 2017

How Can Clinical Trial Costs Be Reduced?

Clinical Trial costs can be controlled and reduced by following protocol. Drug trials have been done the same way for the last fifty years or so. There have been very few changes in protocols. Clinical Drug Trials need a team of technicians, doctors, nurses and administrators who do the project step-by-step and stay within the […]

Who Manages Clinical Trials?

Project Management of any clinical trial is usually done by trained and experienced managers who are able to mange a group of sixty people or more across the country or the world. The FDA does not require a license or certificate for project managers. Most managers must have a strong sense of coordination, organization and, […]

Managing a Clinical Trial

Clinical Trials are mammoth projects. They may be staffed by 200 people or more. Doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators, interns and others are involved. Anyone of them can make a mistake duing the trial which can cause huge problems or ven delay the completion of the project. They are, however, controlled by the parameters of the […]

What is the Patient’s Role in Clinical Trials?

Safety precautions take during clinical trials are certainly the most important aspect. There are two groups which have scientific oversight: the sponsor and the physical investigator (doctor). Additionally, the FDA reviews them along with independent review boards. There is also “Informed Consent”. A patient consents to all the trial rules before the trial begins. Thus, […]

What delays clinical trials?

There are many reasons why a clinical trial can be delayed. The main reason for delay is bad planning.¬†Other reasons include: recruitment, data cleaning and proper documentation. “Lack of Efficacy” is an important aspect of clinical trials. Efficacy is the effectiveness of the drug in curing the disease. However there are many drugs which are […]