June 7, 2011

A Clinical Drug Trial Via Phone, Computer

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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.

quotemarksright.jpgThe 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.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. Watch video of doctors presenting this reasearch study.

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