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Most Popular Clinical Trial Drugs of 2016

Currently there are over 205,000 registered clinical trials underway throughout the globe. In 2016 over 14,000 new trials were initiated and we thought it would be useful to look at the top drugs under investigation for the year just past.

Topics: Phase III Failure Power & Sample Size

Why do phase III clinical trials fail?

Why do Phase III clinical trials fail and how can we improve them? Dr. Grignolo, PhD, Corporate Vice President of PAREXEL International, the multinational life sciences consulting firm, recently examined this issue in a paper titled: Phase III Trial Failures: Costly, But Preventable.

We have reviewed this journal and brought you the primary findings as they appeared in Applied Clinical Trials Volume 25, Issue 8 and also on

Topics: Phase III Failure Power & Sample Size

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