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The American Federation for Medical Research Unites Top Leaders to Mitigate U.S. Crisis in Clinical Research
Date:4/14/2009

the field has decreased significantly in recent years.
  • Investigator educational programs are insufficient and under-funded. Federal budget cuts to research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are a root cause of this deficiency.
  • An over-reliance on the pharmaceutical industry to conduct our nation's clinical research. This sector simply cannot fulfill our nation's clinical research needs -- nor is it the responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry to discover the natural history of disease and all of its modifiers.
  • The U.S. infrastructure for clinical research has eroded and shifted largely to China and India, along with the jobs and revenue associated with such research.

  • *NOTE: The AFMR is available to all journalists seeking to better understand the issues surrounding clinical research. For an in-depth interview with American Federation for Medical Research President Dr. Alan Buchman, please contact Gwen Knapp at 502-265-0216 and visit the AFMR web site at www.afmr.org.

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