June 7, 2011
A Clinical Drug Trial Via Phone, Computer
According to The Wall Street Journal, Pfizer Inc is conducting a drug trial in which patients participate from their homes using computers and smartphones rather than visiting a clinic. Future participants can sign up onine.
The company plans to compare the results to those obtained from a previous, traditional trial of the same drug. The study involves the company's overactive-bladder drug Detrol.
If successful, the methods used in the study might eventually be used to help drive down the high cost of bringing new medicines to market.
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