Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: A Time to Focus on Research

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It’s a month where we stop to think about the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimers, and how someone in the US develops the disease every 65 seconds. It’s a time to provide extra support to the more than 16 million Americans who perform the role of caregiver, devoting an estimated 18.5 billion hours of care to those with Alzheimer’s ...

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7 Factors that Impact Patient Recruitment

For patients, joining a clinical trial is a significant decision. Before signing up, it's important to consider everything from how easy it is to get to the site location, to whether or not the goal resonates. 

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We Asked 4,000 Patients about Clinical Trials: Here's What Matters Most [Webinar Recap]

Last week, Antidote’s Head of Partnerships, Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards, hosted a webinar in which she shared the results of our patient survey. In the survey, we asked nearly 4,000 patients and caregivers about their attitudes and opinions of clinical research to find out what matters most, and how we can better engage patients from all walks of life in medical research. 

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Can Crohn's Disease Cause Anemia?

Crohn's disease can be exhausting. But tired feelings may go beyond the stress of dealing with a chronic illness. Over a third of people with Crohn's disease may have anemia: low levels of red blood cells or hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that helps transport oxygen throughout the body, which causes symptoms like fatigue and weakness.

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The New Rules for Clinical Trials Patient Engagement: An ERT Podcast

Recently, Antidote’s Director of Business Development, Rachel Lind, was featured on the fantastic ERT podcast, “Trial Better.” She and host Jason Eger, Director of Organizational Readiness at ERT, discussed the changing landscape of patient recruitment, the ways in which patients are becoming their own advocates, the importance of diversity in clinical trials, and reducing site burden through ...

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Both Sides Now: Reflections from a Pharma Industry Professional and Cancer Survivor on True Patient Centricity

In 2014, Stacy Hurt was enjoying a booming career in the pharmaceutical company and life with her husband and eight- and ten-year-old sons. Though Stacy's life was not easy – her youngest son has, in her words, "profound disabilities", and requires around the clock care – her family was thriving.

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The Wrong Way to Use Social Media for Clinical Trial Recruitment

"Social media doesn't work for clinical trial recruitment."

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Are You Attending MAGI West?

This weekend, Antidote CEO Laurent Schockmel will head to Las Vegas to attend MAGI West along with about 700 others to share the latest best practices in clinical research. He’s excited to meet and learn from people from all aspects of the research spectrum, and to share his knowledge of patient recruitment. 

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Reflections on SCRS 2019: Recruiting Patients in a Diverse World

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the annual SCRS Site Solutions Summit. As always, we were invigorated by this congregation of great minds, and inspired by the ways that all the different players in the clinical trials space are working to improve the lives of patients. 

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Health Literacy Month: How Miscommunication Can Impact Health

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy refers to how well patients understand medical information from doctors. It plays a critical role in whether or not a patient receives the right care for them. 

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