Patient Engagement

Looking for Guidance? FDA and PFDD at “Patients as Partners” 2019

Looking for Guidance? FDA and PFDD at "Patients as Partners" 2019 By Hannah Eccard Pujita Vaidya, Senior Advisor, Patient Focused Drug Development (PFDD) program at the Center for Drug Development and Research (CDER) at the FDA, told an audience at the Patients as Partners Conference last week that patients are the experts [...]

Using Quantitative and Qualitative Research to Enhance Patient Focused Drug Development

Using Quantitative and Qualitative Research to Enhance Patient Focused Drug Development By Hannah Eccard FDA’s focus of incorporating the patient voice into the drug development process requires the life science industry to engage in new research strategies. Based on what we're seeing so far from the FDA, it appears that the agency [...]

What is a Virtual Advisory Board product?

What is a Virtual Advisory Board product? By Monica St. Claire Almost 60 percent of all clinical trial protocols have at least one amendment. Amendments lower the numbers of recruited patients as well as increase the cost of clinical trials according to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development Impact [...]

Targeting Your Audience: Where and How to Engage Millennials with Health Messages

Targeting Your Audience: Where and How to Engage Millennials with Health Messages By Sara Ray In Clinical Trials: 8 Reasons Researchers Should Pay Attention to Millennials, I identified unique cohort characteristics and experiences that have impacted millennials.1 Constant connectivity and technological sophistication inform and shape their lives and outlook. We explored [...]

Real World Evidence Substantiates the Audience Quality of Inspire’s Membership

Real World Evidence Substantiates the Audience Quality of Inspire’s Membership By Odin Soevik With spending on direct-to-consumer digital advertising at $343 million in 2017, pharmaceutical companies want to know that their money is spent to reach the right patients and caregivers at the right time.1 Reaching a quality audience has been the [...]

Engaging with communities on Inspire: Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community

Engaging with communities on Inspire: Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community Engaging with communities on Inspire:  Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community Ostomy surgery is a procedure performed on people who have a diseased or malfunctioning colon, small intestines or bladder. After the procedure, bodily wastes - either urine, feces or indigestible food - leave the [...]

Everything Your Organization Needs in One Place: Inspire Products

Everything Your Organization Needs in One Place: Inspire Products Inspire has four product lines available to address the needs of the life science industry and other healthcare organizations, like hospitals and clinics. Thousands of patients within Inspire’s communities are interested in and actively looking for opportunities to [...]

Launching communities with Inspire: The Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNET) Support Community

Launching communities with Inspire: The Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNET) Support Community For patients and caregivers facing rare cancers, finding others going through the same experience is challenging.  Yet, communicating with others who have “been there” is essential support. This can be especially true when statistics and online [...]

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 [...]