In Focus: Clinical Trials
Posted 01 June 2009 | By
The demand to develop drugs, devices and treatment regimens faster and at lower cost has exerted enormous pressure on drug development, particularly over the past 10 years. Financial costs have driven this business in extraordinary and sometimes unforeseen ways. Global outsourcing is one area that has received significant attention. This issue examines globalization as it relates to cost containment of clinical trials. We also look at other cost themes: opportunity, patient (safety), regulatory and reimbursement.