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OBJECTIVES To review UK guidelines regarding the use of financial incentives for healthcare professionals to become involved in clinical trials, and to survey perceptions and current practice. DATA SOURCES Electronic databases were searched from inception to June 2006. Interviews were held with NHS healthcare professionals, research managers from the… (More)
Drug development and regulatory decisions are driven by information that is compiled primarily from clinical trials and other supportive experiments, but also through clinical experience in the post-market period. The wisdom of these decisions determines the efficiency of drug development, the decision to approve the drug, and the resultant drug product… (More)
A vision of automation presented by the media is that robots are inherently smarter than humans. Robots whirl around efficiently doing a complex, tedious task. A single human monitors and programs many robots and markedly increases productivity and quality, while many previously employed, error-prone employees collect their unemployment benefit. My… (More)
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