Clinical Trials

Dos & Don’ts of Industry Relationships
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by Neal Bhatia, MD on
Unfortunately for many residency graduates, a lot of the decisions regarding interactions with industry such as pharmaceutical and medical device sales forces have been made into policies. These are often parallel to the strictures of parents attempting to shelter their children from what is socially perceived as “evil” or “influential,” and in many instances has led to the development …
Real Advice from Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Part 2
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How can new dermatologists get involved in clinical research? Becoming involved in clinical research is both exciting and potentially concerning as it all depends on the support team you will have and the set up (both physical and administrative) of your site.  The benefits can be good in both financially and intellectually, but the risks are also significant. When starting a clinical researc …
Clinical Research: Spotlight On Heidi Prather, MD, FAAD
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1. How did you become involved in clinical research? I completed an ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Dover at SkinCare Physicians in Boston that allowed me to assist in clinical trials from product testing to data analysis. Working with a group that already participates in clinical research allowed me to see how studies evolve and new products make it to market. …
Physician-Industry Relationships: Roles for Physicians Part 2
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
 In Part One of my article, I reviewed positions available to dermatologists within the pharmaceutical industry and shared advice on how one could explore these opportunities. For Part Two, I interviewed my friend and colleague, Dr. Anca Debu, who shared her experience as a dermatologist working for a mid-sized pharmaceutical company over the past 18 months. JJ: What drove your decision to w …
Clinical Trials: Are They the Right Fit for You?
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Part 2 in a 2 part series The practice of dermatology offers many avenues to expand one’s professional horizons and skills. One such area of sub-specialization is clinical research, namely pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials. This article continues the discussion of some of the steps that a willing and interested physician can take to get involved with clinical trials. 1. Prepare …