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Reasons for Hope in the Covid Era

By On April 7, 2021

Celebrating World Health Day is a no brainer. The very notion of a pandemic like the one we are experiencing was once unfathomable. Yet over the last year, we have watched as… Read More

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Working from Home? 3 Bad Habits to Avoid

By On March 16, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and suddenly forced many of us to start working from home, no one knew how long it would last. It was easy to assume it would be… Read More

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How to Take the Pain Out of Study Archiving

By On March 8, 2021

Research record retention requirements, including the length of time files must be retained, are mandated by FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, non-U.S. regulatory agencies, and the sponsoring company’s SOPs. After a study closes, retention requirements are minimally two years but often exceed 15-30 years. The common… Read More

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Keep Mother Languages Alive!

By On February 23, 2021

Many people can take their language skills for granted (even if it is just one). Language gives us human beings a chance to express our thoughts, ideas, and feelings to one another.… Read More

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COVID vs. Emotional Health: Tips to Helping Yourself and Others

By On February 12, 2021

Life is full of experiences and responsibilities that cause stress, fear, and anxiety. If gone unchecked, these stressors can lead to mental health struggles, which can become very severe. The COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

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New Year, Same Pandemic. Progress Made, But the Fight Goes On

By On January 26, 2021

It’s 2021 – Happy New Year to you and yours. The change of the calendar from December 31 to January 1 is a symbolic milestone for a new start, a clean slate,… Read More

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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Big Picture Beyond Doing Business

By On January 12, 2021

What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? It’s an official term for a company’s societal goals – its bigger-picture policies and efforts that transcend doing business. CSR has four key pillars: Environment Labor… Read More

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Staying Compliant with Recalls and Safety Notices

By On December 8, 2020

Recalls and notices are intended to safeguard patients – and also providers. Failure to follow through can put patient safety in jeopardy and lead to other complications. Ignoring or overlooking these recalls… Read More

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Clinical Trials During COVID-19 and Beyond

By On October 22, 2020

The last time I stepped on a plane was back in March… that’s roughly the same time since I drove for more than an hour, had face-to-face in person contact with a… Read More

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Managing Lot and Expiry is Not Just for Medications

By On September 29, 2020

In clinical trials, compliance and good clinical practice are necessities to success, and patient safety is always paramount. Every detail is important, including the technical task of managing lot and expiry. Some… Read More