pharmaceutical industry

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finding Patients With Rare Cancers Quickly

Finding Patients with Rare Cancers Quickly Almost one-third of all cancer deaths are caused by rare cancers but rare cancers represent only between 23.4% and 27% of all cancer cases.1 Between 25 and 30 million Americans and around 30 million people in the European Union live with rare diseases.2 Rare cancers are [...]

Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance?

Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance? (Part 1) Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions by health care providers has been the keystone of pharmacovigilance.  Yet health care providers tend to under-report for a variety of reasons including lack of time, complacency, indifference, fear of medico-legal consequences or their uncertainty [...]

Humanizing The Brand Experience: Five Ways to Optimize Your Patient-Centric Strategy with Social Media

Humanizing The Brand Experience: Five Ways to Optimize Your Patient-Centric Strategy with Social Media Today, over 65% of American adults are using social media sites, and adoption from seniors (65 and older) has grown from 0% in 2006 to 35% in 2015. This digital transcendence has had profound implications for healthcare and [...]

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 [...]