Investigative Sites Continued to Shrink Over Last Five Years

The international landscape for investigative sites, research centres that conduct clinical research, has continued to decline over the past five years, according to US-based information services provider CenterWatch. The global economic downturn is combining with decreasing study numbers, budget pressures, protocol complexity and regulatory burdens to turn experienced investigators off clinical research and destabilise the

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Challenging 2012 Predicted for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ratings agency Fitch has issued a report predicting that the pharmaceutical sector will “continue to experience significant operating challenges” in 2012 but while issuing a negative outlook, they added that pharmaceuticals will still be one of the highest-rated industries. The new analysis comments that the 15 global pharmaceutical companies covered by the report will suffer

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