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FDA Issues First in Series of Guidances on Patient Experience Measurement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants sites and sponsors to feel emboldened when it comes to measuring patient experiences during drug development—and at the same time, FDA wants to see some common sense, too. The agency has just issued a guidance on “Patient-Focused Drug Development: Collecting Comprehensive and Representative Input” that represents the […]

Innovative Clinical Trial Design Survey Report

Industry Warily Approaches Innovative Clinical Trial Design

While clinical trial industry leaders are intrigued by the prospects for leveraging innovative trial design as a vehicle to drive cost savings and improve patient-centricity, more than half of the respondents to a new survey said they do not have a dedicated team or department devoted to it. And they aren’t sure they’ll ever commit […]

Effective Training Programs Can Reverse High Turnover Rates

“There’s nothing more frustrating than being in a role that you know nothing about [and receive] no training for,” says Teri Crumb, MSN, RN, CCRC, a clinical research nurse with Spectrum Health. “You’re not invested in it,” she can attest as a former clinical research coordinator (CRC). Among many downsides, it factors into a very […]

ACRP 2018 Attendees Discuss Emerging Trends in Clinical Research

5 Clinical Research Trends Emerge at ACRP 2018

Whether it was during a session, a specialized workshop, or a networking break, several interesting themes dominated the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2018 annual conference held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., in April. Here’s a closer look at five key takeaways. #1—Professional Competency is Gaining Traction […]

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Site Woos New Trial Participants with Innovative Outreach

Looking for a way to raise awareness of clinical trials in your region and collect the names of people actively interested in trial participation? The folks at PMG Research in Winston-Salem, N.C. have two words for you: food trucks. In April, after initially planning on its own smaller, standalone event, PMG piggybacked onto the city’s […]