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Dec 19 2012

FDA: The Year in Review (2012)

On 10 Dec 2012, the FDA released a report titled, “FY 2012 Innovative Drug Approvals,” which discusses the FDA’s 2012 novel drug approvals and the focus on the advancement of regulatory science in to improve the drug approval process. Thirty-five novel drugs were approved by the FDA in 2012, matching the number of approvals in …

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Apr 07 2011

Clinical Trials in South Africa 101

South Africa has a mixture of both first and third world diseases and a large number of experienced research sites, making the country an excellent location for clinical trials in many indications. As we are a southern hemisphere country, recruitment for seasonal diseases can be maintained when the seasons change in the northern hemisphere. Trials …

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Jun 28 2010

Novel Approaches to Clinical Trial Recruitment

Traditional patient recruitment strategies like print, television and radio ads are relatively expensive and much less effective than targeted online advertisement.  Eighty percent of Americans who are online are now searching for health information (Allison, 2009), including avenues to participate in clinical trials.  Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of the rise in social …

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