clinical trials

Clinical trial numbers still dropping

Clinical trial numbers still dropping

New figures from the Therapeutic Goods Administration show that the number of clinical trials undertaken in Australia has fallen for the fourth time in 5 years.

The TGA’s latest Half-Yearly Performance Report shows 602 new clinical trials were begun in Australia in 2012, down from 635 trials in 2011 – a decline of 5%.

CMs: the evidence is out there

CMs: the evidence is out there

Pharmacists need to maintain a healthy scepticism about complementary medicines and gain a greater understanding of the evidence being put forward to support them, says past president of the National Herbalist Association of Australia, Nicholas Burgess.

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