Meeting planned enrollment timelines is a challenge in many clinical trials. Studies of novel products for treatment and diagnosis of women's health conditions are no exception. Based on years of experience in women's health clinical trials, the Health Decisions Clinical Affairs group has developed a methodology that has successfully accelerated start-up in studies in a [...]
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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a reminder of the importance of ensuring that clinical development of novel endometriosis treatments progresses as rapidly as possible. This is an area of significant unmet medical need affecting approximately 10% of women of reproductive age worldwide – approximately 176 million women. While sometimes asymptomatic, endometriosis is often associated with infertility [...]
Women and their OB/GYNs can select from an enormous variety of contraceptive products today. This includes multiple categories of contraceptives - oral contraceptives, implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs) or systems (IUSs), injectables, patches, rings, diaphragms and spermicides. Within categories there is usually a choice of multiple products. With contraceptives already available in such variety, it would [...]
Health Decisions is hosting a complimentary webinar, "Critical Success Factors in Reproductive Health Studies: Practical Tips for Minimizing Timelines, Risk and Costs." The webinar will be held January 24, 2018. Reproductive health developers are invited to register for the complimentary webinar. The webinar will address the challenges of conducting reproductive health studies efficiently while also [...]
Pilot studies may seem unnecessary when your investigational diagnostic is performing superbly for lab professionals in your internal labs. Why waste time and money on a pilot study when you are witnessing excellent results in the lab day after day? After all, the goal of every development program is to obtain regulatory approval, market the [...]
As a leading women’s health clinical research organization (CRO), Health Decisions joins the World Health Organization and others in celebrating World Contraception Day. We view this as an occasion to recognize the progress in contraception made since the introduction of the first oral contraceptive and the first intrauterine device (IUD) in the United States almost [...]
Social media are useful recruitment tools but results vary, especially as to the quality of subjects. Examples from two recent Health Decisions trials illustrate. We utilized a variety of social media in both trials, including craigslist, Facebook, a social media recruitment vendor's sites and investigators' social media sites. In one study, social media accounted for [...]