Examination of Clinical Trial Costs and Barriers for Drug Development. E.3 Barriers to Clinical Trials

07/25/2014

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. Key findings associated with each of these obstacles are provided below.

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