Marken launches 24-hour patient call center

Claiming to have the first such service in the clinical logistics industry, Marken (RTP, NC) has started a call center service to coordinate drop-offs and pickups for clinical trial subjects. When such direct-to-patient services occur in patients’ homes, home-nursing organizations […]

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The ‘site-less’ clinical trial process moves ahead

A Minnetonka, MN company, Center Point Clinical Services, has been promoting the concept of a “site-less” clinical trial: test materials are shipped directly to patients’ homes, and both principal investigators and “clinical trial research pharmacists” (CTRPs, trained and certified by […]

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The growing role of clinical trial educators

A successful clinical drug trial needs capable investigators, trial coordinators, support staff, medical personnel, and an important role that is difficult to fill—patients to participate in the trial. Challenges associated with the identification of subjects to participate in a study […]

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