What Makes a Good QC Programmer?

This paper is a discussion of the methods employed by Quality Control (QC) Programmers, when performing QC by means of independent SAS® programming, for the most effective identification and reporting of discrepancies between a SAS Programmer/Analyst (SPA) and QC program set of results, with a given program specification. The discussion concerns both comparing the output of a program, that is SAS data sets, tables, listings, or graphic output…

PK Data Explained

Pharmacokinetics, or PK, is the monitoring of the concentration level over time of an analyte within a human (or animal) body. The analyte is typically an active ingredient of a drug, or an element such as sodium or potassium, or a chemical compound which occurs naturally in blood or other body fluids, such as creatinine or bilirubin. PK data collection for an active drug compound is performed routinely in all clinical trials since it is a critical part of measuring the safety and efficacy of an experimental treatment and in determining the treatment dose amount, frequency, and time-release profile…