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Comparator Sourcing – An Analytical Approach to Find Best Suited Sourcing Strategies

Sourcing comparator drugs for clinical trials is a complex process, especially for branded drugs, and in many cases the selection process to find the best sourcing partner falls short of expectations. An analysis has shown that around 30-55% of comparator drugs are left unused at the end of the trial. This is due to issues such as disruptions in the supply chain, unexpected delays, incomplete paperwork, stock-out situations and regulatory hurdles. Mark Walls at Verastem Inc., Rahul Sodhi of Beroe Inc. and Dr Mihai Bragaru of Durbin PLC reflect on comparator sourcing.