Challenges Facing Rare Disease Clinical Trials

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The USA Orphan Drug Act of 1983 created incentives for pharmaceutical companies to research and create new drug therapies for rare diseases. These incentives include tax breaks, exclusive marketing rights, unique research grants and fast-tracked FDA review processes. As a result, the clinical costs associated with the development of an orphan drug are less than those associated with non-orphan drugs1….

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3 Packaging Decisions You Can Make to Improve Clinical Trial Compliance

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Study non-adherence is an ongoing problem surrounding clinical trials. Noncompliance drives up research costs and increases the time it takes new medicines to make it to the market. One study suggests that costs associated with noncompliance are as high as $1.5 billion by the time the investigational product (IP) is fully developed 1. Considerate IP packaging is one way researchers…

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Reducing the Cost of Clinical Trials

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Finding ways to improve efficiencies and manage the increasingly uncertain and complex clinical trial supply chain is a high priority for the pharma and medical technology industry. Annually, $20 billion of R&D spending is essentially wasted due to poor clinical trial management and planning. Based on our experience with supply chain logistics management, we have identified some innovative approaches and…

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