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Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:57
Clinical Investigator Incentives for Participation in Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trial Magnifier 2010 Conference

Date: November 24-26, 2010; Pre-conference courses, 22-24 November, 2010

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – The Land Below The Wind

Information and Registration: http://www.ctmconference.com


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During the past decade, conducting industry-sponsored clinical trials has developed into a global phenomenon, where 25% of the study sites are presently located to emerging regions. Since early 2008, this globalization process has been actively covered by the Clinical Trial Magnifier - www.ClinicalTrialMagnifier.com - a free electronic journal, today with 22,660 subscribers representing 157 countries.

The August Magnifier issue covers Clinical Trials Overseen by US FDA: The Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services has recently reported that over half of clinical trial subjects and sites were located outside the United States (based on 2008 US FDA approved drugs).  Our analyses of the US trial registry shows slightly different results with relatively more sites for emerging trial regions; East Europe - 6.4% for the Report and 11.0% for the registry data. The figure for Asia goes in the same direction, i.e. 3.4% versus 7.6%.  In addition, about 50% of industry-sponsored trials registered in the US trial registry and conducted in Europe were not overseen by the US FDA. The industry has decided to go global due to the lack of investigators and study participants in North America and Europe. This trend will most certainly continue and a large portion of the trials are not overseen by the US FDA (www.ClinicalTrialMagnifier.com).