Big Data In Medicines Regulation Will Need ‘Considerable Change In Mindset’
Changing mindsets, technologies outpacing regulatory frameworks, intense international collaboration, and the future of the randomized controlled clinical trial. Big data is forcing us to think big, senior European regulator Thomas Senderovitz tells the Pink Sheet.
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