Conducting clinical trials requires specialized knowledge in order to write study protocols, conduct drug safety activities, and monitor the trials. Clinical research professionals are required to demonstrate that clinical work has been performed in compliance with regulations and operational practices. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are designed for that purpose. SOPs are a set of instructions that define and standardize procedures in clinical trials. They clearly document the rules of procedure to maintain consistency and accuracy. Students in clinical research training explore the global and national healthcare systems, including health care legislation, guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOPs). With an understanding.. READ MORE »
As long as people continue to desire personalized treatment options when they get sick, there will be a need for clinical research professionals. Put simply, clinical research involves conducting trials to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs before public distribution, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. These trials and studies are what researchers rely on to make sure drug treatments can officially be brought to market. Having a career in this field allows you to work directly in developing treatments that help others with their health issues. Anyone hoping for a career in healthcare.. READ MORE »
When a drug is ready to be widely distributed, GVP and GCP inspections are necessary steps to take beforehand. GVP inspections are done for any establishment selling or importing a drug after its approval, while GCP inspections are undertaken during clinical trials. Such inspections are meant to ensure these trials are compliant with regulations, the establishments are reporting any adverse reactions to the drug(s), and that integrity and quality control standards are met. Short for Good Pharmacovigilance Practice and Good Clinical Practice respectively, these inspections are also completed to make sure all participants will be safe during the trials. Here’s.. READ MORE »
The career of someone involved in clinical research has a lot to do with pharmaceutical and health products, but this isn’t only limited to the prescription medications that may initially come to mind. Natural Health Products (NHPs) are substances that don’t require a prescription to purchase, and includes, but is not limited to: Vitamins Minerals Herbal remedies Homeopathic medicines Probiotics Chinese traditional medicines Ayurvedic traditional medicines According to a 2010 Ipsos-Reid survey,.. READ MORE »
A career as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) will be both demanding and rewarding, and come with a variety of different kinds of opportunities. When you begin your job search, it will be important to keep in mind two essential questions: What kind of job are you best suited to? What kind of organization is best suited to you? If you have a clear idea of what you want to do, then it will be easier to make sure you are making the most out of your applications. When you are called in for an interview, your targeted approach.. READ MORE »
Students in pharmaceutical school take note: pill regimens and daily injections could soon be replaced with advanced medical implants that do the dosing for you.
Are you interested in a career in any of the following fields? Clinical Research Coordinator Quality Control in Clinical Research Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Pharmaceutical Project Management Clinical Data Management Clinical Research Project Leader If yes, AAPS is happy to announce that our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program might be right for you! Courses can be taken in-class and online, and cover topics such as: Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Clinical Research SOP Development GCP and GVP Inspections & Audits Clinical Study and Safety Reporting Activities Interpersonal Skills and Negotiation Techniques Post Marketing Compliance for Safety Monitoring Global.. READ MORE »
This year, approximately 24,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Canada. For nearly 80 per cent of them, surgery and radiation will be enough to wipe out the cancer. However, for the remaining 20 per cent, there’s little that can be done to cure them—until now. On December 2nd, Dr. Marianne Sadar from the BC Cancer Agency announced that a new breakthrough drug has been approved for clinical trials. That drug, known as EPI-506, has the potential to shrink tumours that resist current treatments. Here’s a look at how this new drug could be a game changer, and.. READ MORE »
According to recent studies, the average person spends just over an hour and a half on social media every day, and has approximately five different social media accounts. As a result, it’s no wonder that industries as diverse as retail, travel and hospitality, and even manufacturing are using social media to recruit new employees, advertise their products, and inform clients about their company. So far, one industry has been lagging a bit behind. Pharmaceutical companies, which need to maintain a very professional image, have been a hesitant to dive into the laid back world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest,.. READ MORE »
AAPS is very happy to share that two of our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance students recently found full time employment. Yesterday, AAPS’ Clinical Research students gathered in celebration of this wonderful news. Congratulations go out to Ananda and Shalini! You have all the qualities needed to succeed, we know you will do great things in this new chapter of your lives. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope you will always remember your time at AAPS.