TITLE

Rapidly rising clinical trial costs worry researchers

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the rapid increase in the cost of conducting clinical trials. According to the Tuft Center for the Study of Drug Development, the clinical trial cost of drug development in the 1980s and the 1990s has increased five times faster than preclinical cost. It is said that pharmaceutical companies found it difficult to prove that their products are better than those already in the market because new drugs have been manufactured with the help of further research and development. Other reasons for the cost increase include complex clinical trial protocol development, emphasis on data and site monitoring, and increased use of technologies.
ACCESSION #
36208310

 

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