Navigating the Complexities of Women’s Reproductive Health: A Case Study

2020-10-22T14:14:57-05:00

With a rigorous at-home and in-office assessment schedule, a contraceptive device trial highlights challenges of conducting women’s reproductive health research By: Jessica Hatheway, Program Director, Health Decisions Designing a study that will accurately assess the performance of a contraceptive product requires consideration for numerous factors, including the accuracy of measurement tools, the sexual activity of [...]

Navigating the Complexities of Women’s Reproductive Health: A Case Study2020-10-22T14:14:57-05:00

Driving Advancements in Infertility Research

2020-10-06T01:11:33-05:00

President and Founder of DSP Clinical Research discusses challenges in infertility research and where the industry is headed Until about 15 years ago, research in infertility had been largely stagnate. Standard of care was accepted, and minimal effort was being made to further advance treatment or add new options to the market. As more and [...]

Driving Advancements in Infertility Research2020-10-06T01:11:33-05:00

Teaming up with sites during trial design

2020-10-13T13:37:04-05:00

National Women’s Health Week Part 3 With hands-on experience, site staff can provide valuable insights for proactively addressing challenges in clinical trials By: Dr. Andrea S. Lukes, MHSc, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Health Decisions According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD), nearly half of all clinical studies require substantial—and [...]

Teaming up with sites during trial design2020-10-13T13:37:04-05:00

Designing trials for patients

2020-10-13T13:38:04-05:00

National Women’s Health Week Part 2 To deliver more meaningful clinical trial results, we need to take the time to gather patient insights By: Elizabeth Yarber, Senior Clinical Project Manager, and Kristen Snipes, Director of Clinical Operations, Health Decisions Clinical development is about finding new healthcare solutions that improve lives. This starts with identifying what [...]

Designing trials for patients2020-10-13T13:38:04-05:00

Hearing patients loud and clear

2020-10-13T13:39:31-05:00

National Women’s Health Week Part 1 As the FDA reinforces the use of the patient voice in the clinical development process, we need to listen to the women sharing their experiences By: John R. Nocero, Senior QA Auditor, Health Decisions In honoring National Women’s Health Week, it’s important to acknowledge the female volunteers in clinical [...]

Hearing patients loud and clear2020-10-13T13:39:31-05:00

Celebrating female participation in clinical research: International Women’s Day 2020

2020-10-13T15:19:07-05:00

Ongoing efforts to recognize gender differences in clinical research are helping to address women’s health needs International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th for more than a century. This year’s theme, #EachforEqual, focuses on the importance of improving gender equality. In honor of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the steps that have [...]

Celebrating female participation in clinical research: International Women’s Day 20202020-10-13T15:19:07-05:00

A look at the 2010s: Past advancement inspiring a new decade in women’s health

2020-10-13T13:50:32-05:00

Health Decisions continues the quest for improved women’s health outcomes as the new decade begins By Dr. Patrick Phillips, CEO, Health Decisions I’m blessed to have a wonderful mother, wife and three incredible daughters. With so many important women in my life, it seems only natural that I’ve found my way to Health Decisions. The [...]

A look at the 2010s: Past advancement inspiring a new decade in women’s health2020-10-13T13:50:32-05:00

Contraception: Past and Future

2020-10-13T13:32:48-05:00

HD begins (another) new era of supporting vital reproductive health research By Clint Dart, Vice President, Biostatistics and Programming, Health Decisions The contraceptive market has changed substantially since the first birth control pill was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960. Past research has led to the availability of new contraceptive [...]

Contraception: Past and Future2020-10-13T13:32:48-05:00

Low sex drive? It’s more complicated than you may think.

2020-10-13T13:48:55-05:00

By Kristen Snipes, Director, Clinical Operations Internet personality and women’s health advocate, Madge the Vag by Scary Mommy recently  shared two Instagram videos tackling hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a bothersome decrease in the desire to engage in sexual activity affecting an estimated ten percent of women. The videos, launched in partnership with AMAG’s unblush.com, [...]

Low sex drive? It’s more complicated than you may think.2020-10-13T13:48:55-05:00

Progress in HPV: Novan Receives Grant for Further Research on Women’s Health Candidates

2020-10-13T15:09:27-05:00

In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Robert F. Furchgott, Dr. Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad for their research identifying nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. Since then, studies have demonstrated the benefit of nitric oxide in several indications, including cancer and inflammatory conditions. Novan [...]

Progress in HPV: Novan Receives Grant for Further Research on Women’s Health Candidates2020-10-13T15:09:27-05:00
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