World Health Day and a celebration of care

Today is World Health Day. The theme this year is celebrating the work of those who care for patients, such as partners, nurses, and midwives. While carers are always critical to the foundations of our healthcare system, it’s particularly important to recognize their essential jobs now, as they serve on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Patient recruitment strategies to use during a pandemic

With the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone is suddenly finding themselves living in uncertain times. Businesses are closed, schools are cancelled — but what about your clinical trial? 

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Antidote anecdotes: A conversation with an MS care partner

Shortly after breaking his neck in 1987, retired Stationary Engineer Chuck Rajewski (husband of Ronda Rajewski, Antidote’s very own Senior Patient Liaison Manager) started feeling numbness around his body. After many tests, Chuck was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). We spoke with Ronda about her experience as a partner to a person who has MS. 

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Why participating in research can be a rewarding experience

It’s normal for you to feel a bit nervous about joining a clinical trial. After all, choosing to participate in research is a highly personal decision that should not be taken lightly. To ease your mind a bit, we look at a few reasons why trial participation can be a rewarding experience.

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15 clinical trial patient recruitment companies (and how to choose one)

Updated July 2020:  Clinical trial patient recruitment companies use a range of methods, from digital advertising to community partnerships, to find the right patients for your trial. Depending on your trial’s needs, you may want to choose a company with a particular specialty in a therapeutic area or patient population. You may also be interested in finding a company that offers additional ...

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How long do clinical trials take?

Clinical trials begin with an idea in a lab, with the goal of creating an FDA-approved treatment or device for the public. However, this process doesn’t happen overnight. While certain emergency situations require more swift action, here’s a closer look at how long the average clinical trial journey lasts.

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Patient recruitment in clinical trials: Four ways to reach the “unreachable patient”

Patient recruitment in clinical trials has a reputation for taking a long time and slowing down research. However, with the right patient recruitment strategies, enrolling patients doesn’t have to halt your trial’s progress. Below, you’ll find four strategies used by clinical trial patient recruitment companies to reach the “unreachable patient.”

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) research round-up

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Current treatment can slow the progression of the disease and ease symptoms, but MS researchers are actively looking for a cure.

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How care partners can help newly-diagnosed MS patients

Receiving a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can be a very emotional event. Some individuals might experience a sense of relief in finally discovering the reasons behind their mysterious symptoms, while others might feel scared and isolated. Regardless, it’s important for loved ones to help newly-diagnosed patients through the journey. 

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How to advertise clinical trials online

Sponsors advertise clinical trials online by working with a clinical trial recruitment company that places IRB-approved outreach materials on channels such as Facebook and Google Ads. Each of these channels has its own guidelines that advertisers must follow in order for ads to be approved. 

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