Chemotherapy induced alopecia also known as the (CIA) is a distressing side effect of the treatment which induces hair loss in patients. For many patients, it is an emotionally stressful time as their hair is a part of their image and the way other people look at them when they step outside
Outsourcing in Clinical Trials is very rampant these days, the initial days of outsourcing started in the 1990s. What exactly does this term “outsourcing” denotes in Clinical Trials? In business terms, outsourcing refers to contracting the business to a third party.
A clinical trial protocol is a legal document which outlines the study plan of the clinical trial in a detailed, yet comprehensive and concise manner. The protocol must provide a valid scientific rationale for the conduct of the clinical trial as well as make sure that the rights of the patient is safeguarded, maintaining the […]
A patient support group is constituted as a common forum or locus where patients with common diseases or interests can obtain information about their condition, share feelings and experiences and attain a sense of belonging and acceptance. Even though not being fully representative of the disease population, the pharmaceutical industry has long recognised the marketing […]
Good Clinical Practices sets the principles for drug safety information and news on adverse drug reactions, describing that the clinical study’s sponsor is answerable for the enduring safety evaluation of the novel drugs being explored. Along with this, the Good Clinical Practices must quickly inform all relevant clinicians/ethics committees and the applicable regulatory authority of […]
Contract research, a new business model, that arrived in India many years ago, has shaped itself to provide career opportunities to many individuals. Several decades ago not a single contract research organization (CRO) was operating in our nation. With the onset of globalization, privatization and the gradual recognition of India at the international stage, a number of […]
As pharmaceutical companies are looking forward to expand their territories and expand their offerings in terms of products, the trend is moving towards Biologics. This brings us to our topic of discussion of what is the basic difference between a biologic and a conventional pharmaceutical product?
Ever wondered how the data that is generated during a clinical trial is captured? The system used by most pharmaceuticals and CROs these days is called as an Electronic Data Capture or EDC as we know it. So what basically is an EDC? It is a computerized system which is specifically designed to collect data […]
In the recent past, many events have contributed in misleading the general public about the importance of clinical research. Most people tend to believe that clinical research just makes “guinea pigs” out of people with no importance or benefits to anyone in particular. The inaccuracies in both print and mass media along with speculations has […]
The Clinical Research Certificate Program is a far less exhausting course than a full time degree program as it is more or less directed towards professionals than students and fresher. The program is designed to target project managers, principal investigators, and faculty members, who look forward to abreast themselves to the latest in clinical research […]