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Contract Research Organization: An Industry Analysis

U.S. pharmaceutical companies outsource research activities to contract research organizations (CROs) to increase their profit margins and better position themselves in the rapidly-changing healthcare environment. In this article, the authors explore the evolution of the CRO industry in the United States and worldwide, and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of CRO globalization in recent years.

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Know Your Numbers

Finding new efficiencies is a cornerstone of the new paradigm of clinical trial management. Pharmaceutical companies are shedding clinical trial oversight staff and formally partnering with CROs to assume those responsibilities. However, with that partnership comes the requirement for CROs to tighten belts and focus on being more efficient.

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A Business Approach to Integrating Clinical Research Sites in Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have become a progressively widespread strategy for achieving hospital growth and expansion. From hospitals to physician practices, the paradigm of merging for purposes of leveraging capital to strengthen competiveness continues to gain popularity.

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