View from Washington

Jul 01, 2014
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The mounting outrage over exorbitant prices for new medicines increases the importance of reducing the cost of biomedical product development.
Jun 01, 2014
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Congressional leaders have launched a major initiative to revise laws and regulatory policies to speed new cures to patients.
May 07, 2014
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A national publicity campaign recently succeeded in obtaining early access to an experimental treatment for a seriously ill child, touching off a broader discussion of compassionate use policies and their impact on drug development and approval.
Apr 01, 2014
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Despite guidances and rules advising sponsors to include all demographic groups in clinical trials, many subgroups remain underrepresented.
Mar 10, 2014
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Pharmaceutical companies are jumping on the clinical trial transparency bandwagon, while also seeking to protect confidential information.
Feb 01, 2014
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The decline in important new medicines reaching market in 2013 has produced multiple proposals for making clinical trials more effective and efficient.
Jan 03, 2014
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The shift to personalized medicine has begun to account for a greater portion of new therapies in pharmaceutical pipelines, and the biomedical research community is watching to see if this trend continues in the coming months.
Dec 01, 2013
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Ease of use, and clear directions and labeling can improve patient satisfaction with participating in a study and enhance compliance, says new ISPE survey.
Nov 01, 2013
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Policies to widen access to patient level data from clinical trials are gaining traction, despite strong opposition from research sponsors that such initiatives will undermine patient privacy and incentives for new drug development.
Jun 01, 2012
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Multiple proposals for streamlining research emerge in legislation, expert reports.
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