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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Reduced Screen Failure Rates and Accelerated Enrollment: A Case Study

Eighteen million American adults live with atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema), a chronic and unpredictable condition that can have a major impact on quality of life. Nearly half of people with atopic dermatitis report that they often or always feel frustrated by their disease, and more than a third say they often or always feel angry or embarrassed by it. New treatment options are needed ...

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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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5 New Rules for Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment

Since the first controlled clinical trial way back in 1747, researchers have needed patient volunteers to take part. We don't know how difficult it was for James Lind to find 12 sailors willing to try a treatment for scurvy, but we're sure he had to make a strong pitch that focused on the benefit to them as patients.

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Five Keys to Online Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment

Clinical trial patient recruitment can be one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects of your trial — but it doesn’t need to be. More and more, sponsors and sites are turning to digital to reach patients and enroll them as efficiently as possible. Here are five keys to making sure your clinical trial patient recruitment strategy is a success.

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Living with Autoimmune Hepatitis: What Can Help?

Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) is a rare disease in which the body's immune system attacks the cells of the liver. Like other autoimmune diseases, researchers don't know what causes autoimmune hepatitis for the approximately 90,000 people living with the condition in the U.S.

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What’s the Latest Research on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, difficult-to-treat lung disease affecting around 100,000 patients in the U.S. While two medications have been approved to slow IPF progression, there are currently no approved treatments that can stop or reverse the disease.

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Advertising Clinical Trials: What Works in 2019

There are more approaches to advertising clinical trials than ever before, from digital advertising, to site databases, to sharing materials in doctors' offices. Unfortunately, trial protocols have become more complex at the same time outreach options have expanded. Despite the best efforts of the industry, 73% of Americans don't even know anyone who has participated in a trial, let alone joined ...

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