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'Transparency' For The CRO?

Academic Discusses Industry

January 17, 2008

ClinPage recently caught up with Miriam Shuchman, author of the New England Journal of Medicine’s recent analysis of the contract research organization (CRO) industry. Instead of rehashing the NEJM article from October, which still has the industry wincing, we asked Shuchman about the mood in academia. She spoke from her office at the University of Toronto, where she’s an associate professor of psychiatry. Shuchman discussed peer-reviewed medical journals and “journalology.” The term was coined by science writer Jim Giles, writing in Nature. It refers to the study of studies, which has sprung up as medical journals have come to trust pharmaceutical companies less. New Standards Shuchman says the relationship between journals and those who conduct trials has always been a complex one, as one would have a hard time existing without the other. But in the past six or seven years, she added, the relationship has become “a dance,” with top…more...

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We're Not Sweatshops

ACRO Responds to NEJM

January 02, 2008

The recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article that criticized contract research organizations (CROs) was a roundhouse kick to the gut of that industry. The Oct. 4, 2007 article, written…more...

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CRO Industry In FDA Limbo?

NEJM Indicts CROs

October 18, 2007

The October 4, 2007, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is not online for free; we can’t link to it. But it contains a discussion of the booming…more...

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New Diabetes Endpoints?

NEJM Hits Post-Approval Trials

September 05, 2007

Concerns about diabetes blockbuster Avandia have been addressed by the mass media, by FDA statements—and by the August 30, 2007, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). It’s not a surprise that…more...

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Clinipace, ICMJE, Axxora, ClinPhone

Today’s News

June 08, 2007

inVentiv Health selected ClinPhone EDC for its trials. Under the arrangement, inVentiv will transfer the technology in-house. Mike Hlinak, president and CEO of inVentiv Clinical Solutions said: “This agreement with ClinPhone allows us to further broaden our service offering by adding our own EDC system which will no doubt better service the increasing needs of our clients…more...

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