Pharmaceutical Statistics

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Editors-in-Chief: Oliver Keene, Thomas Permutt and Gerd Rosenkranz

Impact Factor: 0.833

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 65/122 (Statistics & Probability); 222/254 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy)

Online ISSN: 1539-1612

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Pharmaceutical Statistics OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen – The Open Access Option for Authors

OnlineOpen is available to authors who wish to make their article open access, free to read, download and share via Wiley Online Library and PubMed Central. Read this recent OnlineOpen article. Yours can be too. Learn more about OnlineOpen.

Read these recently published OnlineOpen Papers:

Data-driven treatment selection for seamless phase II/III trials incorporating early-outcome data, C. Kunz et al

A review and re-interpretation of a group-sequential approach to sample size re-estimation in two-stage trials, J. Bowden and A. Mander

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Welcome to the new Editor-in-Chief

We are delighted to welcome Tom Permutt as one of three Editors-in-Chief of Pharmaceutical Statistics.

Tom Permutt supervises the statisticians at FDA working on analgesic, pulmonary, and endocrine drugs. He was among the first to apply methods of causal inference, which he had learned by way of econometrics, to questions in biostatistics. He has been interested in the missing data problem since 1975, when he spent a summer at the Census Bureau phoning farmers who hadn’t filled out their census forms.

Tom joins existing editors Oliver Keene and Gerd Rosenkranz in the role.

PSI Journal Club

The spring 2015 journal club webinar on Adaptive Designs took place on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 13:30-15:00 (UK time). The webinar was organized by joint hosts PSI Pharmaceutical Statistics and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

Speaker: Guosheng Yin, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong
Two stage adaptive randomisation for delayed response in clinical trials
Co-author: Jiajing Xu
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), Volume 63, Issue 4, Pages 559–578, August 2014

Speaker: Franz König, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna
Adaptive graph-based multiple testing procedures
Co-authors: Florian Klinglmueller, Martin Posch;
Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 13, Issue 6, Pages 345–356, November/December 2014

For each of these published papers there will be a 20 - 25 min presentation by the author, after which the lines will be opened to the floor for questions and a 20 – 25 min discussion.

Open to PSI and non-PSI members and RSS and non-RSS members – no need to pre-register.

Full details are available at

Archive of previous Journal Club meetings