Here is an interview I recorded with Richard Scaife, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG) ahead of their Annual Conference to be held in Budapest early in June 2013. At the time of writing, final delegate places are still available.
We talked about some of the hot topics in the outsourcing of clinical development, which will be explored in more detail at the conference:
- Whether clinical trial outsourcing has become too elaborate
- Payment schedules, and whether pharma is paying too much, too early for outsourced trials
- The possibility of benchmarking or standardising elements of outsourcing contracts
- How the balance of power between sponsors and CROs is shifting