What Is EDC in Clinical Trials?

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Today we answered a question from a viewer regarding electronic data capture systems (EDC) in clinical trials and what these are. Like we mentioned in the video, we’ve done an interview on this with an EDC pro and can be found here. Basically, EDC systems allow the research clinics to electronically upload all clinical trial data collected from the clinic and simultaneously allow the study Sponsor to analyze, check into, and manage the data as they gather further information from the study.
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Projecting Revenues and Expenses At Your Clinical Trial Site

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In today’s video, Dan answers a question from a viewer regarding managing revenues and expenses at a research clinic. The question further gets into how to project future earnings and revenues at a new clinical trial facility that this viewer plans to open. This video is great for anyone currently in charge of handling business operations at their clinical trials site.
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Mandatory Clinical Trial Participation? News Roundtable #2

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In this week’s clinical trial news roundtable, Don and I tackle a few issues such as a proposal for mandatory clinical trial participation in vaccine trials (which we think is ridiculous by the way) as well as Investigator turnover in clinical trials, Video games and social gaming in healthcare and clinical trials, Paula Deen and Novo Nordisk selling recipes instead of drugs and much much more. ┬áCheck out the links to the topics we discussed below:
(mandatory clinical trial participation)
(games and healthcare)
(J&J Risperdal settlement)
(Paula Deen and diabetes recipes)

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Faking Symptoms To Get Into Clinical Trials?

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In today’s video, we get into the controversial and unfortunate aspect of clinical trials- people faking their symptoms in order to get into drug studies in order to earn money. Don interviews a gentleman who manages a room and board housing facility and has witnessed numerous occasions of people who have lived in his homes running around various research clinics looking for studies to get into, sometimes even multiple studies at the same time! Let us know your thoughts on this and how the industry can correct this glaring issue.
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FDA Lawyer Answers All Your Clinical Trial Questions

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Today we were joined by Darshan Kulkarni, a clinical trial attorney who specializes in FDA law. We have interviewed Darshan in the past and in this interview we picked up right where we left off. Darshan owns his own law firm and is in charge of running the law firm’s blog as well, which is recommended reading for all individuals interested in learning more about clinical trials. In this interview we discuss a variety of topics including: Clinical Trials in India, The Sunshine Act, Online clinical trial recruitment, Informed Consent, and much more. We took many of the questions from questions we received from our viewers and kind of let Darshan do his thing. We hope you find this interview informative and helpful.

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Oncologist on Clinical Trials and Cancer

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We were fortunate enough to be able to interview James Berenson of the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research. James is an oncologist with a great deal of experience and knowledge in clinical trials for oncology, specifically myeloma. In this interview we discussed the state of cancer research at the present moment, as well as any advice that Dr Berenson has for future clinical trial participants. The interesting topic of compassionate use of clinical trials also came up as well as issues with insurance and clinical trials.

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