So much to talk about this week! We’ve narrowed it down to transparency, another top 10 list, and an insulting app if weight loss is in your future.

1.  We’ve been watching the evolution of transparency in clinical trials and here’s more news in that direction.

2.  Individual clinical systems continue to “integrate” with each other.  This report examines how sites currently use EMRs for various clinical trial activities and provides recommendations to improve trial efficiency.

3.  Which drugs tanked during testing last year? The top 10 biopharma clinical trial failures of 2013, ranked by the size of the write-downs associated with the trial outcome.

4.  Hey Fatty!…New technology “helps” you lose weight by hurling insults at you.  It’s not enough to hear it from your significant other, now even the technology is turning on us.