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Re: Real World data and new drugs SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on October 8, 2021, at 11:00:48

In reply to Re: Real World data and new drugs, posted by SLS on October 7, 2021, at 18:06:48

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> > Money? Isn't there more money to be made from showing efficacy of the drug? So, they would want to choose subjects that will respond better to the drug, wouldn't they?
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> > -undopaminergic
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> UD,
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> The clinical trial company gets paid by the number of subjects they recruit. They really don't give a damn whether the drug works or not, as long as they get paid and their contract renewed.
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> Prospective participant: "I'm depressed."
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> Screening coordinator: "Okay. That's good enough. You are definitely eligible for our study. Just sign this paper."
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OK, but the sponsoring pharmaceutical company *does* give a damn whether their drug gets approved, so why would they hire a clinical trial company that does not maximise the chance of approval?

-undopaminergic


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