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FDA orders CytRx to halt patient enrollment after death of a cancer patient

CytRx has run into an unexpected roadblock with its cancer drug conjugate aldoxorubicin, slamming the brakes on new patient recruitment in all their clinical trials after the FDA dropped a partial clinical hold on the program. According to the biotech the hold was forced by the death of a patient who was given the drug through a compassionate use program.

Facebook, Twitter bolster Canadian biotech's research of Crohn's therapy

Biopharma outfits have investigated the use of popular social media sites for spreading a variety of messages and gathering plenty of intelligence.

PatientsLikeMe seals CRO deal for online trial recruitment

PatientsLikeMe has found more interest in its online tool for promoting clinical trials to members of its social network. The CRO outfit inVentiv Health and PatientsLikeMe have formed a partnership that could expand the use of services from both companies.

CRA buys Radiant Research to increase trial capacity

CRA Holdings, the parent company of Clinical Research Advantage, has agreed to buy Radiant Research, expanding its number of trial sites and study capabilities.

10 Reasons Why Biotech Needs Big Data

We've rounded up 10 ways huge stockpiles of data and large-scale data analysis are changing the biotech game.

Top CRO executives predict industry's future

At DIA in Philadelphia this week, high-level representatives from CROs sat down for a roundtable discussion with  Pharmalot  blogger Ed Silverman to discuss the future of CROs and what needs to be done in partnering, innovation and efficacy.

Mobile tech isn't ideal for recruitment in clinical trials

Virtual clinical trials are a hot topic this week at DIA 2012. And a panel today tackled the topic with an emphasis on how mobile technology fits into the range of tools for recruiting patients into clinical studies.

Oracle rolls out cloud apps for clinical trial recruitment

Drugmakers hunt far and wide for patients to take part in their clinical trials, making study recruitment one of the trickiest and time-consuming aspects of product development. Now the software giant Oracle ($ORCL) has set up cloud-based applications that aim to ease the burden of rounding up qualified subjects for clinical studies.

Indonesia, Philippines eyed as emerging outsourcing players

When it comes to Asian countries that are emerging as future leaders in outsourcing, the two countries are being seen as the next up-and-coming spots, according to a new study by GBI Research.

UPDATED: Pfizer's online trial recruitment gambit flops

Social media has already proven to be a useful tool to get out the word to potential participants about new clinical trials, but a soup-to-nuts approach to online recruitment and enrollment in a Pfizer study has failed.