Over 132,000 trials are listed on the ClinicalTrials.gov database. Many of these are industry-sponsored, for which drugmakers often outsource functions to one of more contract research organizations (CROs). Doctors have publicly expressed frustration with experiences they have had in clinical trials related to working with CROS, including poor communication, busywork, and unreliable technology.  Ken Getz, a CRO industry expert, says the sponsor can be part of the problem as well. (MedCityNews)