Although I have never been a patient in a Clinical trial, a personal medical experience got me thinking about today’s newsletter topic. Years ago (when I was oh-so-young and naïve), while working in the lab during my early years in the industry, I was hit with an unbearable abdominal pain . . . one so bad I was rushed to the Doctor for a look. After a few palpations of my abdomen and questions posed by the Doc, he claimed it’s “probably just a kidney stone” that will take care of itself, and I was sent on my way. In hours the pain completely subsided, so I assumed he was right and I passed the stone (TMI?!). HURRAY, what an accomplishment!! Three months later the pain returned with a vengeance.