IT in Clinical Trials, FDA reform

1.  FDA looks to improve its use of IT for clinical investigations 

The FDA announced in the Federal Register how they are addressing concerns around both “scientific” and “infrastructure” challenges that arise in clinical research and hope to increase its use of IT in clinical trials.

2.  Three trends to help manage rising costs and complexity of clinical trials

Clinical trials grow in complexity and cost, this article describes solutions being developed to alleviate some of those challenges.

3.  Placebo response may be making pain trials tougher

It has been getting harder and harder for trial sponsors to show that drugs intended to treat neuropathic pain are effective – and the reason is surprising.