Patient Advocacy Groups and Clinical Trials: Impressions from DIA 2018

The Health Decisions team at DIA 2018 left with the impression that the biopharma industry values relationships with patient advocacy groups but use of such groups in study planning and protocol development remains the exception rather than the rule. Health Decisions' Chief Medical Officer Andrea Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, chaired a DIA forum entitled "From [...]

Patient Advocacy Groups and Clinical Trials: Impressions from DIA 2018 2018-06-29T16:08:08+00:00

A Project Manager’s Observations on Women’s Health Clinical Trials

Health Decisions recognizes the importance of increasing the participation of women in clinical trials in order to identify differences in female response, provide female-specific prescribing information and reduce the number of adverse events experienced by women taking approved medications. Based on Health Decisions' extensive experience as a women's health specialty CRO, Project Manager Jessica Kappes, [...]

A Project Manager’s Observations on Women’s Health Clinical Trials 2018-06-01T15:13:03+00:00

Social Media Recruitment: Lessons from Two Studies with Different Results

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 [...]

Social Media Recruitment: Lessons from Two Studies with Different Results 2018-08-14T21:03:44+00:00

Saluting Trial Participants on International Clinical Trials Day

In observing International Clinical Trials Day for 2017 on May 19, Health Decisions wishes to thank all those who participate in clinical trials. Health Decisions especially thanks patients enrolled in our current trials but we want to thank trial participants everywhere for making clinical development possible. While sponsors and CROs like Health Decisions make every [...]

Saluting Trial Participants on International Clinical Trials Day 2018-08-14T21:05:25+00:00

Lessons from Women’s Health Studies to Benefit Many Areas

The new NIH policy on consideration of sex as a biological variable in NIH-funded research and the 2014 FDA Action Plan to Enhance the Collection and Availability of Demographic Subgroup Data are ushering in an era in which the biology of sex requires consideration at all stages of medical research. This is a welcome development [...]

Lessons from Women’s Health Studies to Benefit Many Areas 2018-08-14T21:12:06+00:00
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