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Advantages and Challenges Facing Clinical Research in South Africa

Clinical research has a long history in South Africa and dates back as far as the 1960s. Over the past two to three decades, as pharmaceutical research has proliferated and the need for investigator sites has grown, medical doctors – have established their own research units to fulfil this need. Dr Gavin W Leong and Karen Mallalieu of Criterium Inc. explain the advantages and challenges of conducting clinical trials in South Africa.