The clinical trials pharmacy service offers a variety of services to achieve the highest possible standards of care for study participants and successful conduct of clinical trials. The primary objective of a clinical trials pharmacy service is to optimize quality use of investigational drugs. The other objectives are to support and promote the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs, apply the principles of best pharmacy practice to the evaluation of new drugs and ensure pharmacy aspects of investigational drug use comply with relevant legislative acts, standards and guidelines. Clinical trials pharmacy provides accurate management of investigational drugs including appropriate storage, accurate dispensing, high standards of manufacturing and stock control, emergency 24-hour access to the service, subject randomization and preparation of placebo and special dosage forms. Eugenia Hong, Clinical trials pharmacy service.
Last date updated on June, 2014