Caligor Rx Presents Penn and USciences Bioethicist at the 2010 Clinical Trial Supply East Coast Conference

Oct 15, 2010, 08:42 ET from Caligor Rx

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Caligor Rx, one of the leading clinical trial procurement companies, is sponsoring a special presentation entitled, "Ethical Considerations in Global Clinical Trials Supplies: The New GCPs - Good Clinical Procurement Practices," at the 2010 Clinical Trial Supply East Coast Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue.  The presentation will be held at 3PM on Wednesday October 20th, and a link to register for the conference is provided below.    

The presentation will focus on the ethical considerations for sourcing comparator drugs through the clinical supply chain. Specifically:

  • How good clinical procurement practices can be seen as an ethical derivation of the International Conference on Harmonisation's Good Clinical Practices and its focus on research integrity;
  • The dangers of unethical or poorly controlled clinical trial supply sourcing on research integrity (e.g., diversion of trial medicines; use of placebos when clinical equipoise is absent); and
  • To what extent companies have an ethical and scientific duty to supply comparator drugs for trials.

Joseph E. Safdie, Esq., Caligor's Vice President and Corporate Counsel, continuously stresses the importance of ethical considerations for sourcing comparator drugs.  Joseph said, "It is important to partner with experts in the field such as Professor Perlman. Such partnerships illustrate that Caligor Rx is taking a leadership role in bringing important ethical discussions to the forefront in our industry."

About David Perlman, Ph.D.

The keynote speaker at this session is Professor David Perlman, Ph.D., a highly regarded bioethicist from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USciences) and University of Pennsylvania (Penn). At USciences, Dr. Perlman is the Mayes College of Pharmaceutical Business and Health Policy Fellow and Visiting Professor. At Penn, Dr. Perlman is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and an Associate at the Center for Bioethics. Dr. Perlman's background in industry and academia provides him with unique insight into the ethical challenges associated with conducting global clinical trials.  In addition to his academic accomplishments and appointments, Dr. Perlman founded and directs a unique ethics education company, E4 - Eclipse Ethics Education Enterprises (  E4 creates engaging, realistic, and memorable ethics education using a variety of interactive technologies for live or online deployment.  Dr. Perlman's presentation will be conducted through E4 and utilize live audience response to engage participants and increase ethical awareness.

About Caligor Rx

Headquartered in New York City, Caligor Rx is a worldwide distributor of clinical trial supplies, including comparative drugs, rescue medications, adjunctive therapies, and ancillary supplies and offers full service clinical trial procurement of comparator drugs to clients around the globe.  Caligor Rx's new state-of-the-art storage and distribution facilities in London, UK features mapped, temperature-controlled and continually monitored storage to ensure that temperature sensitive materials are managed according to manufacturers' specifications.  In addition, the new distribution site in London offers extensive logistical services and provides full accountability and reporting of drugs shipped to sites. These premium services include inventory management control systems and global just-in-time direct-to-clinical trial site distribution, which dramatically reduce waste and/or overage of supplies.  Caligor Rx is fully licensed to import and export all classes of drugs.

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To register for the 2010 Clinical Trial Supply East Coast Conference October 20 - 21, 2010, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Philadelphia, PA – please go to the following link:

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