The programmes of clinical trials testing new drugs or treatments are split into different stages, called phases. During the early phase of trials, researchers will be looking to see if a drug causes any side effects and whether it is safe to use. As the programme progresses, the objectives of the later phase trials are
Clinical trials are research studies that aim to establish whether a medical treatment or device is safe for use by humans. Some studies may also assess how effective a particular medical method is for specific groups of patients or conditions. In general, their intention is to enhance current medical knowledge about the treatment, diagnosis and
By Doug Stewart –Director of Hosted Employment and The Training Academy In 2015, Professor Allen Frances of Duke University published an article sharing his fears, concerns and indeed, open scorn for the current methodologies of pharmaceutical clinical trials. “It’s been many years since I have trusted anything I read in a medical or psychiatric journal.
By Nikki Doyle, Graduate Academy and Hosted Employee Manager at Clinical Professionals As the Clinical Professionals Graduate Academy Manager, I always encourage our graduates to ask questions to further their knowledge and the one question that comes up with constant regularity is ‘what impact will Brexit have on the clinical research industry?’ Having always
By Catherine Maidens, Clinical Professionals Hosted Employee and Academy Manager Although James Lind conducted the first controlled clinical trial back in 1747, it wasn’t until The Nuremberg Code in 1947 and The Declaration of Helsinki in 1964 that patient safety in clinical trials became paramount. We now have a whole assortment of guidelines and regulations
By Sarah Goddard, Clinical Professionals Divisional Director In celebration of Clinical Trials Day this year, the Clinical Professionals group will be answering some of the most common questions related to process and all matters related, to help highlight their importance and to bring about awareness. Welcome to the world of acronyms! Working in clinical trials
Clinical Professionals Group takes a closer look at the global role of Clinical Trials on Clinical Trials Day
In celebration of Clinical Trials Day this year, the Clinical Professionals group will be answering some of the most common questions related to process and all matters related, to help highlight their importance and to bring about awareness. This week to kick off the awareness campaign, Nikki Doyle, Hosted Employee & Academy Manager, discusses what