Blog 2020-01-11T19:52:27-05:00

Driving Advancements in Infertility Research

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 more women delayed pregnancy, a greater need for studying and combatting infertility arose. Significant progress has been made in recent years. Darlene […]

May 28th, 2020|Categories: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Teaming up with sites during trial design

National Women’s Health Week Part 3

With hands-on experience, site staff can provide valuable insights for proactively addressing challenges in clinical trials

May 15, 2020

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 potentially avoidable—protocol amendments that lengthen timelines and increase costs. Tufts CSDD also notes that more than half of the substantial amendments are implemented […]

Designing trials for patients

National Women’s Health Week Part 2

To deliver more meaningful clinical trial results, we need to take the time to gather patient insights

May 11, 2020

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 matters most to people as they manage their health and wellbeing. Appropriate use of patient input can help improve development and regulatory decisions. […]

Daré Bioscience and Health Decisions Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Daré’s Novel Pipeline of Women’s Health Programs

Partnership Agreement Intended to Facilitate Advancement of Daré’s Programs in a Capital Efficient Manner; Includes Economic Structures and Dedicated Staff With Clinical Expertise in Women’s Health Products

SAN DIEGO AND DURHAM, N.C., May 11, 2020 – Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE), a leader in women’s health innovation, and Health Decisions, Inc., a full-service contract research organization (CRO) specializing in women’s health clinical research and diagnostic development, today announced that the companies have signed a partnership agreement under which Health Decisions will exclusively provide CRO services within […]

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Hearing patients loud and clear

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

May 11, 2020

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 studies. Enrollment is key to the success of all clinical trials. At  Health Decisions, we focus on women’s health research. We’re sensitive to […]

Addressing clinical development challenges amidst COVID-19

Things to consider when establishing R&D priorities as the world addresses the COVID-19 crisis

April 7, 2020

There is no doubt that the current public health crisis of COVID-19 is impacting the clinical research world. In the months since it was discovered, dozens of clinical trials aimed at treating, diagnosing and preventing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 have been launched around the world. These trials launched with speed and efficiency that underscores the collaborative capabilities of the healthcare industry. Beyond research, healthcare resources are being diverted to cover […]

April 7th, 2020|Categories: Industry Events|

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

Ongoing efforts to recognize gender differences in clinical research are helping to address women’s health needs

March 6, 2020

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 been taken to improve women’s participation in clinical trials. In clinical research, equality helps ensure safe and effective treatment options as […]

March 6th, 2020|Categories: Awareness and Advocacy, Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

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

Health Decisions continues the quest for improved women’s health outcomes as the new decade begins

January 31, 2020

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 company has a longstanding history of driving positive change in women’s health – a tradition we plan […]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Contraception: Past and Future

HD begins (another) new era of supporting vital reproductive health research

By Clint Dart, Vice President, Biostatistics and Programming, Health Decisions

September 16, 2019

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 methods, and helped to define the focus of future research addressing evolving consumer demand. As we embark on the start of […]

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

September 10, 2019

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, highlight the impact of HSDD and offer tips for women as they prepare to speak with their healthcare provider. We’re excited to see an open […]

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Women's Health, womens-health-blog|