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Allergan’s Open Science Business Model Leads To Successful IBS Study
Allergan’s Open Science Business Model Leads To Successful IBS Study

In January 2016, The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a pivotal Phase 3 study of VIBERZI (eluxadoline), a treatment for adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea. The results were from two randomized, multicenter and multinational double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

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    How Clinical Sites And Study Teams Can Benefit From Patient Engagement

    Clinical trials fit around the lives of patients, instead of vice versa, making participating in research less onerous. Yet, as an industry, we have failed to expand these benefits to other key stakeholders: sites, investigators, and study teams.

  • Power Up Your GMP Training: How To Make It More Relevant, Meaningful, & Engaging
    Power Up Your GMP Training: How To Make It More Relevant, Meaningful, & Engaging

    A few months ago, I contributed an article on making GMP training more practical.  In this article, we’ll expand on the topic and look at making GMP training more engaging and meaningful — to benefit both the business and its personnel. 

  • Online Recruitment For Clinical Trials: It’s All About The Targeting
    Online Recruitment For Clinical Trials: It’s All About The Targeting

    Everyone involved in clinical trial recruitment online is understandably obsessed with content. After all, a well-designed trial landing page is a powerful tool for attracting prospective enrollees. But this still leaves out a crucial part of the equation: how you can effectively target that ideal audience in the first place.

  • Better Study Startup Means Less Study Rescue
    Better Study Startup Means Less Study Rescue

    When a clinical trial does not unfold as planned, it may be heading for rescue. Communication problems among stakeholders, patient enrollment delays, overly complex protocols, and poor site compliance are just a few of the many reasons why rescue action is needed.

  • Utilization Of The Crowd For Medical Research
    Utilization Of The Crowd For Medical Research

    The internet and social media have transformed life, as we know it. Facebook, twitter, blogs, online videos, podcasts, tagging, wikis, search engines – all of these digital age tools have made people more interconnected and information more accessible than ever before. As a result, the concept of using the crowd as a resource for funds and ideas has made major inroads into modern society, being utilized in such diverse fields as journalism, law enforcement, product design, graphic design, architecture, and much more. Recently, some have begun to explore the utilization of the crowd for various purposes in medical research, including fundraising as well as crowdsourcing for intellectual analyses and insights. 

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  • What Is Going To Be The Next Big Thing For Biopharma In 2016?
    What Is Going To Be The Next Big Thing For Biopharma In 2016?

    There are plenty of industry insights available, such as Life Science Leader’s comprehensive December 2015 Outlook issue for 2016 or our four-part trendsetter series. And while these provide a wealth of insight, I felt compelled to put together one last blog to prevent you from being blindsided by the “Next Big Thing” in biopharma in 2016.

  • What’s Missing From Your Social Media Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategy?
    What’s Missing From Your Social Media Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategy?

    As social media becomes a permanent fixture in patients’ lives and pharmaceutical companies’ business strategies, companies are turning to social media to advertise, inform, and recruit patients. However, there are still a number of mistakes pharmaceutical companies make when initiating social media recruitment efforts.

  • J&J Collaboration Explores Technology With Potential To Revolutionize Drug Development
    J&J Collaboration Explores Technology With Potential To Revolutionize Drug Development

    If the method used to determine whether or not a protein is a viable target for drug development were improved, pharmaceutical companies could potentially avoid the losses associated with finding out too late that a drug has harmful side effects and/or a lack efficacy. So how can pharma do this? Well, fortunately for them, some new technologies are now available to enhance their ability to select and evaluate safer targets in improved cell systems.

  • How Can You Provide Healthcare Value In A Patient-Centric Era?
    How Can You Provide Healthcare Value In A Patient-Centric Era?

    Patients have become more empowered, better informed, and more financially invested in their health and well-being than ever before. As a result, we have seen the healthcare landscape evolve toward a patient-centric delivery model.

  • Does Being Disruptively Innovative Translate Into Being More Patient-Centric?
    Does Being Disruptively Innovative Translate Into Being More Patient-Centric?

    Everyone has experienced poor customer service in one form or another. Say you want to call a company with a question or a complaint about a product. You’re likely to be informed by an automated voice that, “Due to the high volume of calls we are currently experiencing, your anticipated wait time will be X minutes.  For faster and more convenient customer service, please visit our website at www.wedon’tcaretospeaktoyou.com.

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