Monthly Archives: October 2006

Antibiotics and Clinical Trials

What happens when the FDA decides on new policies during the course of a clinical trial?  Last week, Replidyne and Forest Laboratories reported that the FDA issued a non-approvable letter for Faropenem, an antibiotic.  The FDA wanted further clinical studies … Continue reading

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Anemic Report from PhRMA on DTC Accountability

In 2005, PhRMA created a set of DTC Guidelines for industry putting forth a number of principles by which signatories would abide in fashioning direct-to-consumer ads.  The report recently issued by PhRMA on that account leaves much to be desired. … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 10/27/06

Hey, what can I say?  It has been a dull week.  Other than finding out that the conference on adaptive clinical trial design appears to be private, it has been really a no-news week.  I am sad about the conference.  … Continue reading

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The Cold War

Recently Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has been involved in correspondence with Acting Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach.  He wrote on August 23, September 22 and now again on October 23.  It seems to be a monthly thing. His concern is … Continue reading

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Is the Adaptive Clinical Trials Workshop a Private Affair?

One might ask oneself why, if an important conference in which there is a high level of interest is just a few weeks away, have details not been announced.  The answer may be that most of us assumed that the … Continue reading

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