life science industry

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 [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Rare Autoimmune Liver Diseases

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Rare Autoimmune Liver Diseases By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH The liver has been called a forgiving organ because of its capacity to regenerate. However, chronic unrelenting damage over years can overwhelm its regenerative abilities, resulting in permanent scarring. Well-known risk factors-being overweight, alcohol abuse, viral infections [...]

On being a medical hero in the era of social media: Discussing clinical trial participation online

On being a medical hero in the era of social media: Discussing clinical trial participation online By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD “Garrett’s Hero Run” is not the name of a New York Times Bestseller or an up-and-coming blockbuster movie - though it could be. At the moment, it’s the name of a series [...]

Warring Parties: Voices of Patients in Pain Vs. “Opioid Crisis”

Warring Parties: Voices of Patients in Pain Vs. “Opioid Crisis” By Sara Ray So many of us have pain management issues. We are fighting the doctors and the state laws and the insurance companies. The "opiod [sic] crisis" is an illegal drug problem; it is not a prescription problem for chronic pain [...]

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making?

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making? By Richard Tsai In the past, if there was something wrong, most patients went to the doctor and did what their doctors told them to do. Now, the plethora of available online health information has transformed the dynamic between patients and [...]

Clinical Trials: 8 Reasons Researchers Should Pay Attention to Millennials

Clinical Trials: 8 Reasons Researchers Should Pay Attention to Millennials More than 25% of the US adult population are Millennials. At 83.1 million, a bigger cohort than Baby Boomers,1 Millennials are gaining leadership in their employment, having children (30% are parents)2 and becoming extremely influential both culturally and financially. Events that have [...]

Mobilizing Pharma: Mobile Apps and Devices

Mobilizing Pharma: Mobile Apps and Devices Today, fifty percent of Inspire’s members come to the community through their smartphones.  Another twenty percent came through tablets.1  Mobile behavior has changed so much in just a few years that we wondered how patients are using mobile apps on their devices to manage their health [...]