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2015 Pipeline Report: Burning Bright
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Pharma Science: It's Hard
China sets new requirements for hospitals running clinical trials
Critics say wider breast screening trial 'unethical'
Five new drugs for NHS Scotland
Cancer vaccine firm Dendreon files for bankruptcy
NCRI Cancer Conference reports, communicating risks, and a lifetime of research
U.K. unveils top cancer brands facing yea-or-nay for CDF funding
FDA continues crackdown on equine drugmakers
FDA reverses an embarrassing rejection of Sanofi's Lemtrada, OKs MS drug
Consent for simple trials: HRA consultation
NHS sets out vision for IT-enabled, research-facilitating future
Genomics England seeks teams to analyze data from 100,000 Genomes Project
Data registries: An extremely powerful tool, at least in theory
Swiss researchers create implant enabling mind-controlled protein release
Fresenius expansion plans in Russia sidelined by political turmoil
Is a Drug Unsafe or Just Unprofitable? How a Lack of Data Clouds Regulatory Classifications
EMA's Top Drug Regulator, Guido Rasi, Forced to Step Down
Does Your Spouse Affect How you Perceive Drug Safety? An FDA Study Aims to Find out
Scientists uncover vast numbers of DNA ‘blind spots’ that may hide cancer-causing mistakes
Germany's largest ever health study kicks off
What exactly is Google’s ‘cancer nanodetector’?
Killing cancer by protecting normal cells
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  • To Be a CRA[pdf/542KB] An eBook with information about how to become a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). 
  • To Be a CTA [pdf/524KB] An eBook about the role of the Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA). 
  • To be a pharmacy professional [pdf/569KB] An eBook about the role of the pharmacy professional in clinical research. 


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  • Clinical Trial Design - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Archiving Clinical Trial Documents - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Outsourcing Clinical Research Projects - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Statistics in Clinical Research - Updated summary coming soon 
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