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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Thermal blankets find a growing cold chain role

The pharma cold chain is dominated by refrigerated products—those that need to be kept between 2–8°C in storage and transportation. A broad-based network of insulation technologies, technical practices at freight forwarding companies; and devices and systems for air, ground and […]

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2017 Hub Services report

Nature, as we’re told, abhors a vacuum. In the past, as new specialty pharmaceutical products came onto the market, a vacuum of sorts developed as healthcare providers (HCPs), pharmacists and the drugmakers themselves realized that the new drugs needed additional […]

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Pharma ups the ante on DTC advertising

For the fourth year in a row, direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising funded by the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries continued to grow, most likely surpassing 2015’s record-breaking media spend. Although the figures were not completely tallied at presstime, in 2016, consumer-marketing efforts […]

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Serialization status in ‘Year Zero’

Although the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was passed in 2013 and has implementation milestones that have already been achieved, 2017 can be considered “Year Zero” for the law’s fundamental requirement: to put a unique identification code on each […]

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