Examination of Clinical Trial Costs and Barriers for Drug Development. 4 Barriers to Clinical Trials


Broadly speaking, the major obstacles to conducting clinical trials in the United States identified through this research include: high financial cost, the lengthy time frames, difficulties in recruitment and retention of participants, insufficiencies in the clinical research workforce, drug sponsor-imposed barriers; regulatory and administrative barriers, the disconnect between clinical research and medical care, and barriers related to the globalization of clinical research. We discuss each of these in further detail below.

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