My 10 Days in South Korea

It’s been almost a decade since I last visited my birthplace and motherland, South Korea. While many things remained familiar, I couldn’t help but notice some of the changes since my last visit – just thought I’d share a few with all you avid travellers! 1. Incheon...

The gender gap in drug development

Several interesting articles have surfaced in the New York Times on the topic of equal sex representation in clinical research, namely The Drug-Dose Gender Gap 1; A New Women’s Issue: Statins 2 and Labs Are Told to Start Including a Neglected Variable: Females 3....

What’s really happening in India?

Earlier this month, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) called off approximately 40 ongoing clinical trials in India.1 So what’s happening and how does it affect us? Over 2,200 deaths have been reported in the last 5 years of clinical testing in India; as such,...

What is New with HIPAA These Days?

While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may have been around for some 17 years, it hasn’t stopped making a ruckus. On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new privacy regulations. These amendments will be...