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March 31st 2015:Clinical Trials Innovation - Opportunities and Challenges

Does innovation have to be unaffordable? There is probably nothing that affects more Americans than the increasing healthcare cost in this country. While there were more new drugs approved in 2014 by the FDA than the previous 18 years, many of the new drugs’ prices were staggering. As the baby boomers age, the need for medical breakthroughs to fight disease as well as cost control intensifies. How can we continue to innovate without bankrupting our healthcare system? This week, we take a look at the lengthy process of developing a new medicine and explore new ideas that could drastically

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John Reites

As Head of Product and Strategy for Quintiles Health Engagement & Communications, John Reites is responsible for developing engagement innovations and patient-centered strategies to improve Quintiles’ customer’s probability of success. Mr. Reites is a speaker and author of various conference presentations, industry articles and peer-reviewed publications, providing subject matter expertise for direct-to-patient research, patient recruitment, patient communities and digital health approaches. John has over 12 years global research experience with more than 150 programs spanning Phase I – IV studies and Commercial programs. His experience includes research programs conducted in 52 countrie
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Bray Patrick-Lake

Ms. Patrick-Lake supports efforts to actively engage partners in Duke research programs, as well as patient advocacy organizations and others in efforts to improve clinical trials. She implements strategies to enhance awareness of Duke CTSA and CTTI’s work. Ms. Patrick-Lake founded the PFO Research Foundation in 2010. She has served as a patient representative at the FDA, in workgroups for EMA and NIH, as a guest lecturer and an external reviewer for IOM, and as a patient stakeholder or co-investigator for AHRQ and PCORI grants. A member of PCORnet Coordinating Center's Executive Leadership Committee, MDEpiNet’s National Medical Device Registry Task Force, MDIC’s Patient-centered Benefit
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Dr. Pamela Tenaerts

As Executive Director of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), Dr. Tenaerts implements strategies to accomplish CTTI’s mission to improve quality and efficiency of clinical trials by engaging all stakeholders equally. Dr. Tenaerts practiced medicine in the emergency department and private practice setting. She served as the European coordinator of the GUSTO study at the K.U. Leuven, and later as the North American coordinator at Duke University Medical Center. Subsequently, she held a position at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where she directed a multi-specialty centralized clinical trials office over ten years. Most recently Dr. Tenaerts oversaw European operations for CoAx
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