New trends in site monitoring

Improving the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical monitoring is key in managing study budgets. A report published...

A Wellcome change to scientific publishing?

The days of subscription-based journals may be numbered with the news that the Wellcome Trust is putting its very...

Do the majority of clinical trials provide no meaningful evidence?

A recent review of data on ClinicalTrials.gov (2007 - 2010) reported that clinical trials are falling short of...

New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs

For decades we have expected antibiotics to protect us from infection but the growing problem of antibiotic...

Grünenthal, maker of thalidomide, issue apology after 50 years

Those involved in the pharmaceutical industry for any length of time will recognise the thalidomide tragedy as one...

The digital pill that’s easy to swallow

Smart phones and the associated technology play major roles in many of our lives. This has not gone unnoticed by the...

Enigmatic placebo

The double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial (RCT) is accepted by the pharmaceutical industry and...

My aching heart

Locked away behind the rib-cage our hearts beat 100,000 times each day, delivering the essential components of life...

Sweet Frailty

As we age and our abilities decline, there comes a time when the younger generation consider us to be 'frail'. It...

Simon Cowell, detox and the SAS

The central purpose of journalism is to provide the general population with the accurate and reliable information...

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