pharmaceuticals http://wrvo.org en Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy http://wrvo.org/post/clinical-trials-how-drugs-get-rd-your-pharmacy <p>It takes years for the medication you find in your neighborhood pharmacy to go through research and development. But it takes something more than that for those drugs to make it to your medicine cabinet – clinical trials and people willing to participate in them.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-lindsay-mcnair-named-chief-clinical-research-officer-for-wirb-copernicus-group-226884501.html">Dr. Lindsay McNair</a>, chief clinical research officer for WIRB-Copernicus Group, a leading independent institutional review board which provides human research protections and ethical research support in the field of drug development, describes how clinical trials work, who participates in them, and why.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. McNair.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49764 at http://wrvo.org Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy Medical Device Tax must go, say medical tech companies http://wrvo.org/post/medical-device-tax-must-go-say-medical-tech-companies <p>One of the key points of contention in the Affordable Care Act is the medical devices tax. Republicans want the 2.3 percent tax designed to help fund health care reform removed.<br /><br />The medical device industry has also lobbied extensively to have the tax repealed, claiming it will stifle innovation and result in job losses.<br /> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:04:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45917 at http://wrvo.org Medical Device Tax must go, say medical tech companies