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The Net can improve pharmaceutical testing

January 21, 1999
Web posted at: 8:29 p.m. EST (0129 GMT)

by Maryann Jones Thompson

(IDG) -- When new drugs undergo clinical trials, it's critical that researchers constantly monitor patients' progress, both to maintain the safety of the subjects and to keep the tests running on schedule. A new survey from clinical researcher Phase Forward finds that pharmaceutical and biotechnology scientists believe using Internet technology to monitor real-time patient data during the research process could save lives and reduce costs.

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