Nancy Ryerson

Nancy Ryerson is a digital communicator with years of experience covering healthcare. Today, she's a Digital Marketing Manager at Antidote, where she manages the company's content marketing and SEO strategies. Prior to joining Antidote, Nancy spent three years at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, where she created content for Parkinson's disease patients and expanded the Foundation's email list by 100,000+ members in two years through search and social strategies. She holds a BA in English and journalism from NYU.

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What’s It Like to Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Do you know anyone who has participated in a clinical trial? It's very possible the answer is no. Studies show that patients are interested in participating, but don't often hear about opportunities to take part.

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15 Questions to Ask Clinical Trial Recruitment Companies [Updated]

If you're thinking of working with a clinical trial patient recruitment company, most sites and sponsors evaluate bids from a few different companies before making a selection.

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Do Patients Have to Pay for Clinical Trials?

Patients do not have to pay for the majority of clinical trial costs. The trial sponsor covers the cost of research and data analysis, which makes up most trial costs. Trial participants may have to pay copays and payments toward a deductible if those are part of your insurance plan .

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How to Advertise Different Types of Clinical Trials

Prior research on patient interest in clinical trials has tended to focus on studies as a monolith. At Antidote, we were curious whether the type of trial – observational, interventional, etc. – made a difference in terms of patient interest.

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Living with PBC: 5 Tips That Can Help

Looking back, Carol Roberts believes she experienced the fatigue associated with primary biliary cholangitis, or PBC, years before her diagnosis.

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Who Decides Whether You Get Into a Clinical Trial?

You found a clinical trial you're interested in, and reached out to the site or answered a few questions about your medical history online. But who decides if you're ultimately selected for a clinical trial?

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This Clinical Trials Day, Share Why You Support Medical Research

Today, May 20, is Clinical Trials Day. It's fair to say that most people probably haven't heard about this holiday, but here at Antidote, it's an opportunity to talk about why medical research matters – and celebrate the volunteers who make it possible.

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7 Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention Tips

[Updated May 2019] Successful patient retention starts with patient-oriented clinical trial recruitment – it's critical to begin the process with giving patients the information they need to take part in a clinical trial. When 85% of clinical trials fail to recruit enough patients, and 30% of patients drop out of clinical trials, a strategy that provides clarity while engaging patients is ...

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Asthma and Allergy Advocates Gather in Washington, D.C. to Share Resources and Join Forces

Running a successful health advocacy blog means being social online, but the day-to-day work of writing and posting can feel lonely. On May 7, the Asthma & Allergy Network brought together online influencers for a chance to swap stories and resources in person at the AAN Influencers Summit. The next day, they advocated for allergy and asthma research priorities on Capitol Hill.

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What’s the Latest Research on Asthma and Allergies?

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Today, more than 26 million Americans live with asthma – and every day, 10 Americans die from asthma. Worldwide, up to 30% of people have allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. Chances are, you or someone you know has allergies or asthma – you might even be suffering from seasonal or year-round allergies as you read this.

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