Do clinical trials pay for travel?

Clinical trials can't move forward without volunteers, but sometimes, clinical trial volunteers have trouble getting to trial sites. This is especially true during a pandemic, where safety needs to be top of mind. One survey about clinical trial participation barriers revealed that the number one reason for declining to participate in a trial is the inconvenience of travel, cited by 42% of ...

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How to move respiratory research forward in the time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has left everyone to adapt to a state of uncertainty. The medical community has been laser-focused on finding vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Because of this, more than 1,000 clinical trials for other conditions have been delayed, paused, or deprioritized. Clinical trials for respiratory indications, in particular, have been impacted, especially because many lung ...

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Is multiple sclerosis hereditary?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The cause of MS is not known, but scientists believe MS is triggered by some combination of these factors: immunologic, environmental, infectious, and genetic. If you live with MS and also have a family (or plan on starting one), you might be wondering if MS is passed down from generation to generation. We ...

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Do you have a COPD action plan?

COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. More than 16 million Americans are living with COPD, and millions more have it but don’t know it. Signs of COPD include ongoing cough, shortness of breath, lots of mucus, and chest tightness — but everyone will experience this disease differently. 

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What your team should look like: Clinical trials vendor guide

The goal of any clinical trial should be to provide the best journey for the patient from start to finish. In order to achieve this, a sponsor will collaborate with an array of vendors to handle everything from pre-recruitment to site follow-up. Statistics on outsourcing vary, but largely tell the same story of an upward trend. Big pharma outsources around 40-45% of their activities to contract ...

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Three new research recruitment strategies to try this year

The beginning of the year is an optimal time to review your clinical trial recruitment strategies and brainstorm new ones. The best clinical trial recruitment strategies start by focusing on the patient voice and perspective, and from there, it helps to get creative. We share three new research recruitment strategies to try this year.

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Five accounts to follow on social media if you're interested in COPD

Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It affects more than 16 million Americans, and millions more have it but don’t know it. At Antidote, we believe in the power of the patient voice to provide inspiration and hope to others in similar situations. Social media networks have become ...

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Three clinical trial statistics to watch in 2021

2020 took many twists and turns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused us to reimagine everything we do and to look for solutions inside and outside the box. In 2021, sponsors, sites, and patient recruitment companies will need to continue to be flexible, learning and adapting as the pandemic evolves. Here, we take a look at three clinical trial statistics to watch in 2021 — these ...

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An interview with our partner, Allergy & Asthma Network

Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) is a leading nonprofit in asthma, allergies, and related conditions. They’re a patient-centered network uniting individuals, families, healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and government decision-makers to improve health and quality of life for the millions of people affected by these conditions. We’re proud to partner with them to help people living with ...

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How to find research studies near you and frequently asked questions about participating in a clinical trial

Clinical research studies around the country are looking for volunteers. Find one that may be a fit for you quickly and easily by answering a few short questions about your location and medical history.

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