From Research Studies to Your Pharmacy Shelves: The Drug Development Process

When you’re feeling sick and your doctor prescribes you medication, you’re likely not thinking about everything that happened before that drug got into your hands. But the fact is that on average, it takes at least ten years for a new medicine to make it to market — from initial discovery to your local pharmacy. Of those ten years of drug development, the treatment is making its way through clinical trials for six to seven of them.

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Kidney Disease Research Round-Up: June 2018

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is very common in the United States, affecting more than 30 million Americans. In chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure, the kidneys gradually stop working over time. This leads to a dangerous buildup of fluids, electrolytes and waste that are normally filtered out by the kidneys.

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What Does a Clinical Trial Project Manager Do?

Clinical trial project managers keep research studies running on time and on budget, while keeping each piece compliant, too. From choosing vendors, to overseeing budgets, to reporting on results, every day tends to be busy and varied for a project manager.

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Why Use a Clinical Trial Recruitment Plan Template?

Clinical trial patient recruitment is one of the most costly parts of running a clinical trial. An increase in the use of digital media for trial promotion has offered more options, but if it isn't done well, it can lead to wasted spend and recruitment delays.

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Relentless Health Value Podcast: How Being Patient-Centric, Not Trial-Centric, Can Improve Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention

The clinical trial landscape is shifting — but is it enough? Antidote’s Founder, Pablo Graiver, was recently interviewed for the Relentless Health Value podcast to discuss this fundamental question.

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5 Project Management Tips for Clinical Trials

Project management for a clinical trial is a complicated task. From creating a plan, to communicating updates, to calculating risk, there's always something to do, and it can be challenging to stay on top of it all.

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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Shares How Patients Find Their Clinical Trial Match

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) recently published a whitepaper detailing different approaches to clinical trial matching, and providing examples of each. The paper notes that 66% of cancer patients find their clinical trials through their physician or a staff member working on the clinical trial, while just 6% found a trial through self-service matching services, and 6% found it through matching services provided by advocacy organizations. With physicians often strapped for time, there is a good opportunity to increase the number of patients using trial matching services in order to close the gap in clinical trial enrollment.

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On National Cancer Survivors Day, Celebrating the Power of Research

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day. Over the last 20 years, cancer survival rates have risen dramatically. From 1991 to 2012, the cancer death rate dropped 23%, which translates to 1.7 million fewer deaths from cancer.

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Migraine and Headache News Round-Up: June 2018

For the more than 37 million people in the United States who experience the throbbing headaches, nausea, visual disturbances and sensitivity to light collectively known as migraines, any improvement in treatment is a relief. And recently, we've seen several promising updates in the world of migraine and headache research. For Migraine and Headache Awareness Month this June, we've gathered the latest research and treatment updates for these challenging conditions.

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5 Lesser-Known Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment Issues

You're running clinical trial patient recruitment campaigns across several different channels, but you're just not getting a lot of qualified responses. It may feel like you can chalk up clinical trial recruitment problems to a shortage of patients in your area, or a lack of interest. But smaller, less noticeable issues may really be at the root of your recruitment challenges. Check out our list and take a close look at your campaigns to see if these sneaky issues may be the culprit behind your disappointing recruitment results.

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