Fighting Fraud and Noncompliance

June 19, 2006

Applied Clinical Trials

Applied Clinical Trials, Applied Clinical Trials-06-20-2006, Volume 0, Issue 0

In the afternoon, ACT columnist Ken Getz, MS, MBA, chaired the session: "Prevention of Fraud and Noncompliance in Clinical Research." Ken was joined by speakers David Cocchetto, PhD, RPh, of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dara Katcher, JD, of the Washington, DC law firm, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara.

In the afternoon, ACT columnist Ken Getz, MS, MBA, chaired the session: "Prevention of Fraud and Noncompliance in Clinical Research." Ken was joined by speakers David Cocchetto, PhD, RPh, of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dara Katcher, JD, of the Washington, DC law firm, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara.

This is the seventh year that the DIA has held this session on fraud and noncompliance. In today's meeting, Getz described some of the factors that are cited as drivers of increased noncompliance and fraud, including a high turnover rate of investigators and the rapid migration of private-sector sponsored trials not connected to academia.

Katcher wrapped up the session by stressing how critical the role of clinical trial monitor is in detecting fraud. "Your monitor is your first line of defense, ensuring that the protocol is adhered to and looking to make sure that the information is consistent," she said.

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