Clinical research is becoming increasingly global, with nearly 31% of all clinical trials reportedly being conducted outside the United States. And while this seems like a promising statistic on the surface, the true positive implications of this trend go much deeper. Research study globalization is vital to the overall success of clinical research because:
- Globalization allows for access to the limited numbers of rare and orphan disease patients,
- Competition is ever increasing for patient populations,
- Clinical trial networks can expand into emerging countries, and
- Healthcare spending has slowed in developed markets as a result of the global economic crisis.
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