Clinical Pharmacology Strategy

A Practical Approach to the Challenges of Pediatric Drug Development

Barry Mangum

Drug developers can’t take an adult clinical trial protocol and simply retool it for pediatrics. Yet, in my work at a pediatric clinical research organization (CRO), I frequently see sponsors attempt to do just that. Successfully implementing a pediatric drug development plan poses challenges regarding trial planning, design, and conduct. In this blog post, I’ll […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

The European Regulatory Landscape for Pediatric Drug Development

Barry Mangum

In my 35 years of working to develop safer, more effective medications for children, I’ve often been asked about how to navigate the regulatory landscape in the US and Europe. In a previous blog post, I discussed the latest FDA trends regarding pediatric drug development. In this blog, I’ll focus on the path for achieving […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

What the FDA Expects from Your Pediatric Drug Program

Barry Mangum

Historically, 80 percent of medicines used in children had little to no data guiding prescribers on proper use. To address this market failure, regulatory legislation for drug development in pediatric patients was passed worldwide over the past decade. The number of drugs tested in and labeled for children has increased dramatically as a result. In […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

First-in-human Trials and Going Too FAAH from the Sentry

Graham Scott

Many people in the UK and elsewhere are currently remembering where they were and what they were doing on the day that Diana Princess of Wales died: August 31st marks 20 years since that fateful day. For Clinical Pharmacologists, we may well remember where we were when we heard the news that six volunteers were […]

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Clinical Pharmacology—The Quarterback of Drug Development

Clinical pharmacology accounts for about 50% of a drug label. Its scope ranges from facilitating the discovery of new target molecules to determining the effects of drugs in different populations. From both industry-wide and regulatory perspectives, the levers of clinical pharmacology can address the huge challenges of late-stage attrition and increase the efficiency of drug development in the quest to bring the “ball” into the end zone.

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Mind the Gap: Best Practices in Clinical Pharmacology Gap Analysis

Julie Bullock

Do you get anxious about taking tests? Many people do because they want to show their best efforts. Submitting your New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA can be thought of as the ultimate test of a drug program. Are you confident that you’ll have robust answers to the 40 different questions that the agency […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy

How Model-informed Drug Development Will Increase R&D Productivity

Suzanne Minton

Will 2017 finally be the year that we overcome the blight of late-stage attrition of promising drug candidates? In a recent commentary, “Improving the Tools of Clinical Pharmacology: Goals for 2017 and Beyond,” in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Issam Zineh and colleagues describe several areas where clinical pharmacology approaches can help reduce late-stage attrition and […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, Systems Pharmacology

Revolutionizing Drug Development—d3 Medicine Joins the Certara Family

Craig Rayner

Thinking Without BordersTM Developing Medicines that MatterTM These guiding principles fueled the creation of d3 Medicine. With a goal of revolutionizing the pharmaceutical paradigm to accelerate developing medicines that benefit society, combining d3 and Certara was a ‘no brainer.’ Delivering on our clients’ mission The d3 Medicine staff join Certara’s Strategic Consulting (CSC) division, which […]

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Quantitative Pharmacology Strategies for Pediatric Drug Development

Patrick Smith

Pediatric patients are not simply small adults. Children differ from adults in both disease pathophysiology and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD). Yet historically, 80 percent of medicines used in children had little to no data guiding prescribers on proper use. In this blog post, I’ll discuss the challenges of developing drugs for children and explain how quantitative pharmacology […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

What is Model-based Drug Development Worth?

Mark Hovde

If you have ever argued, as we have, for the resources and time needed for model-based drug development (MBDD), you have likely encountered that irritating accountant in the room who says, “Sure, this modeling stuff sounds interesting, but how much MONEY will this save us?” My answer: $97M of savings per New Drug Application (NDA). […]

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