Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows

Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows Over 2 million injuries, hospitalizations and deaths in the US each year are associated with post-approval adverse drug reactions (ADRs).1 The usual method of gathering ADR data is through provider reporting.  Research suggests that health care providers tend to under-report ADRs, sometimes because patients just don’t discuss all of their treatment experiences with them.2 Supplementing spontaneous provider-reliant reporting could be extremely beneficial to patient safety. In Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance? (Part 1)3 and Research Confirms: Valuable Patient-Centered Data on Inspire [...]

Introducing Inspire Recruit

Introducing Inspire Recruit Commonly discussed statistics on patient enrollment and retention in clinical research paint a bleak picture. Clinical trial on-time completion rates are low--only around 20%. This is due in part to the fact that 85% of clinical trials fail to retain enough patients.1 The causes may lie in the low levels of knowledge about clinical trials. A recent survey found that only 19% of the public felt very informed about clinical trials.2 The actions of Inspire’s 1.3 million members reflect this uncertainty.  Searching Inspire for “clinical trials” yields over 50,000 unique discussions. “Looking for clinical [...]