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In the News This Week

New market for liver disease spawns race for better testing

Pfizer's Lyrica fails post-marketing study

Biosimilars For Dummies

Few clinical trial results posted on federal website as required by law

Industry Clinical Trial Results More Likely To Be Disclosed Than Academic Ones

China drug approval backlog jumped by a third last year

Irish research center wins EU funding to study and develop transdermal delivery methods

Should Information From Stalled Drug Trials Be Published?

India considers standalone pharmaceutical ministry

Scotland OKs seven new drugs for NHS use

China guidelines on stem cell research, treatments possible by summer

U.S. regulators tighten requirements on reusable medical devices

Wales backs GSK's COPD inhaler for NHS use

Can sound open the brain for therapies?

FDA keeps black box on Pfizer's Chantix, adds new warning about alcohol

U.K. looks to FDA 'breakthrough' status for inspiration in regulatory revamp

FDA proposal to allow drug reps to circulate data draws protests

U.K. academics move cell-gene lung cancer therapy into clinic

Merck cancer drug is first approved under UK early access scheme

FDA panel backs Kythera's double chin-fighting shot

FDA approves United Therapeutics' drug for treating cancer in children

Genomics England doles out $12M as sequencing yields early breakthroughs

Apple's ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects

Apple turns 700M iPhone users into potential participants in massive virtual trials

Promising celiac disease therapies on the horizon

NIH puts data stitching at top of precision medicine to-do list

Pharma contributes £310m to 2014 UK meds bill

FDA opens door to a multitude of trial e-consent approaches

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  • To be a pharmacy professional [pdf/569KB] An eBook about the role of the pharmacy professional in clinical research. 


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The ICR Guide to Freelancing New 2013 edition Hundreds of ICR members already work as consultants or freelance contractors, and many more clinical research professionals are considering it. Anyone working freelance needs to feel confident they comply with business and tax regulations, and that their venture will succeed. 

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