Monthly Archives: February 2015

10 02, 2015

A Doctor’s Signature


Ask any pharmacist about the quality of a doctor’s signature and you will hear horror stories about the scribble that is every doctor’s signature. Doctors' signatures are always so hard to read. The signature represents the doctor giving their approval to a plan of care. This signature of approval represents the years of studying and [...]

1 02, 2015

Clinical Trial Data Sharing: Has the IOM Taken on Too Big a Challenge?


In January of 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) made an historic call to increase the sharing of data gathered in clinical trials. The aim to increase knowledge and subsequently increase the rate of therapy development is clear. How does this work? Collectively, sharing trial data would reduce cost and data leakage by eliminating duplicate efforts for sponsors. [...]