How long before levodopa stops working in Parkinson’s disease?

Carbidopa-levodopa is a drug combination that works to reduce symptoms in Parkinson's disease for as long as a patient takes it. Put simply, levodopa converts into dopamine in the brain, helping to control movement, while carbidopa prevents the breakdown of levodopa in the bloodstream so more levodopa can enter the brain. Carbidopa can also reduce nausea and vomiting, common levodopa side ...

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What to expect when you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Being newly diagnosed with a medical condition can be confusing, but finally being able to give a name to unexplained symptoms, such as vision problems, numbness, and tingling, can offer a sense of relief and comfort. When it comes to multiple sclerosis (MS), knowing what to expect about the symptoms, treatment options, and disease management can be instrumental in developing a positive plan for ...

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Antidote catches up with the founder of partner organization Andaman7

Andaman7 is dedicated to improving healthcare by providing innovative software technology, with security by design and privacy by default, that enables patients to get full control of their health data.

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Antidote’s Business Development Leader Dave Mauro Named to the 2021 PharmaVOICE 100

We’re thrilled to share that Antidote’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, Dave Mauro, has been named to this year’s PharmaVOICE 100. For sixteen years, the PharmaVOICE 100 has recognized the 100 most inspiring, motivational, and transformational individuals in the life sciences industry as identified by the global community. 

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Glycogen storage diseases: What are the differences?

Glycogen storage disease (GSD) is a rare genetic condition in which the body is not able to store or break down glycogen (a complex sugar) properly. GSDs can have different forms and subtypes, and by some accounts, there are more than 13 different types of GSD. Below, we break down the key differences between a few of the most common types of GSD. 

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How to write patient-centric clinical trial recruitment materials

The golden rule of clinical trial recruitment is that your materials should be “patient-centric.” This buzzword can mean a lot of different things, but to us, it’s all about letting the patient voice drive how we think about the entire clinical trial process. Need tips on how to talk to patients about your study? Below, we share three strategies you can use to make your clinical trial recruitment ...

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How clinical trial matching software can amp up your recruitment

Clinical trial matching software is one of the newer developments in the research space. Typically, sponsors work directly with clinical trial matching software companies to find solutions for their research portfolios. This technology matches patients with clinical trials in a process that’s simple both for patients and sponsors, and can help drive patient recruitment as well. We outline how ...

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5 interesting facts about Wilson disease

Wilson disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes an excess of copper to accumulate in your liver, brain, and other vital organs. While it’s normal for your body to need a small amount of copper to keep you healthy, a surplus of copper can be harmful. Wilson disease is usually treatable with lifelong therapies, but without treatment, it can lead to high copper levels and potentially fatal ...

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How to streamline your clinical trial process to drive enrollment

One of the most critical steps in the clinical trial process is patient recruitment. Statistics show that approximately 80% of clinical trials are delayed or closed because of problems with recruitment. But without the right recruitment tools and strategies, clinical trial teams can’t find the volunteers that they need, ultimately slowing timelines. We outline three strategies to streamline your ...

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How to find clinical trials near you

There are currently nearly 400,000 research studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov in all 50 states (U.S.) and in 220 countries that need volunteers to take part. Even with so many options, it can be difficult for interested patients to find opportunities they're interested in near them. That’s why Antidote created a tool called Match, which allows patients to easily search for a trial based on a ...

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