Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Shameless Bragging

Clinical research is a little known but extremely important field of medicine because every drug that is to be approved by the FDA and marketed to the public must undergo several years of safety and efficacy testing first on healthy subjects then on those who could potentially benefit from the drug because of an ailment. To be certified in clinical research, one must work in the field for at least two years and pass a grueling four hour test on the FDA and ICH regulations as well as the actual conducting of the trials and problem solving. After four and a half years working as a clinical research coordinator, I took the plunge by signing up for the test. After much blood, sweat, and tears I received notice yesterday...



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