Parkinson's Awareness Month: An Insider's Look at the State of Research

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Parkinson's disease was first diagnosed two centuries ago. Today it ranks among the most common degenerative disorders. However, a resolution is stubbornly elusive, as is the case with…

New Pathways, New Solutions: Trends in Orthopedic Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. The old image of orthopedics is an outdated one. While the field still deals with broken bones, strained muscles and torn ligaments. the way that these orthopedic injuries are being…

Looking back: A year of change in Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter.   Looking back at 2017, a year of change in leadership, legislation, investment and innovation at almost every level, two events stand out. The first is the 21st Century Cures…

How FDA’s Program Alignment Initiative Will Impact Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. In 2015, several pharmaceutical manufacturing companies inside and outside the United States received a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that their manufacturing standards…

Proactive Patient Enrollment Strategies for Clinical Operations Professionals

Clinpulse is an ongoing series of expert panel discussions on topics related to the advancement of clinical research. Our event on Sept 21st, 2017 in Boston brought together industry experts to discuss patient enrollment strategies. Melissa…

Change, Collaboration and Innovation: Trends in Neurology Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Despite decades of focused research, treatments for neurology-related disorders are limited. However, recent work promises to widen the window on options. Several avenues of investigation…

Reducing CRO Turnover With Long-term Strategies vs. Short-Term Incentives

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Work among contract research organizations is growing at a healthy rate but the same can't be said of contract research organization staffing. Supply struggles to meet demand and, even…

Predicting the Success of Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Every so often a drug study catches the attention of patients, investors, and the business press. The late phase trial involving Stimuvax, a vaccine therapy for lung cancer, definitely…

The Personalized CRO Model: Interview With Our CEO

Interview conducted by Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine   CEOCFO: Mr. Head, the tagline on your site is “Trial Management Specialists”. Would you tell us about that? Mr. Head: PRC Clinical has been in business for more…

Trends in Regenerative Medicine Clinical Trials 2017

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. In the past decade, regenerative medicine has provided breakthroughs in treatments and technology that the public, policymakers and even scientists struggle comprehend. Yet few years…