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  • 05 Jun, 2017

    Managing a Clinical Trial Project

    By Editor
    A clinical trial project manager keeps track by using checklists, forms and other tools. They distribute tasks to each member of the team which is part of the SOP in a clinical trial. Updating emails and catching up with team members can be time-taking. Project Managers spend more than half their time tracking tasks, deliverables and ...
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  • 25 May, 2017

    How Can Clinical Trial Costs Be Reduced?

    By Editor
    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 budget. They ...
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  • 22 May, 2017

    Who Manages Clinical Trials?

    By Editor
    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, most ...
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  • 16 May, 2017

    Managing a Clinical Trial

    By Philip Day
    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 ...
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  • 04 May, 2017

    What is the Patient’s Role in Clinical Trials?

    By Editor
    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, the patient ...
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  • 02 May, 2017

    What delays clinical trials?

    By Editor
    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 safe but ...
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  • 27 Apr, 2017

    How can Minority Participation be Increased in Clinical Trials?

    By Editor
    Twenty tree years after the NIH created the Revitalization Act to increase the number of women and minorities in clinical trials, they still seem under-represented in drug trials. Is that still the case? There were some well-known drug trials where minorities were mistreated. Women were not even allowed to participate in trials for a long time. Based on ...
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  • 06 Apr, 2017

    How Would the Trump Administration Affect Clinical Trials?

    By Editor
    The new Trump Administration will be overseeing clinical drug policy. The big question is: How will this new administration affect clinical trials? Clinical trials are rarely influenced by the politics. Most clinical trial rules are fifty years old and well-established as are international standards. . The Trump Administration has talked about cost reduction of drugs. However, there is ...
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