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It is well known that pharmaceutical companies have almost a bizarre mixture of units in which some are on cutting edge of science and technologies while other units are extremely slow to adopt and utilize new solutions. This slo...
Warning: Buyer Beware
Published: 2015-08-09
In the last 2 months I have received 3 requests through various networking sites to provide information on particular topics about our industry.  In these particular cases, the individuals claim to have global pharma clients seeking assistanc...
Clinical Data Repositories (CDRs) are a current hot topic; and one of the latest entrants into the portfolio of systems supporting clinical development efforts.  The benefits touted are numerous, but in the end they all boil down to support...
I Had a Dream
Published: 2015-03-23
I’d like to share with you a dream I had the other night, or more importantly the glimpse of insight that I derived from it.  In my dream, my son was still in high school, in fact a new freshman. He had participated in the first practice for...
Whether you call it a clinical data repository (CDR) or a clinical data warehouse (CDW); it seems everyone (oh, all right - at least a lot of companies) are either building, or planning to build one.  Most of these companies have grand notion...
The other day I had the dubious pleasure of having the hard drive on my laptop fail. I was fortunate enough that I got a warning message letting me know that something was amiss and had the presence of mind to double check to make sure that I had...