Data Management & Biostatistics

ASA Biopharmaceutical Workshop to Explore Study of Chronic Pain

DURHAM, N.C., SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 — Point-in-time “landmark” analysis, the standard in most chronic pain studies, may not be appropriate for evaluating single-dose drugs. Instead, an analysis strategy similar to that used in acute-pain research may be more effective, Premier Research’s top biostatistics expert will assert in a poster presentation at the American Statistical Association’s 2016 Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop.

Jennifer Nezzer, Director of Biostatistics, will present A Comparison of Primary Analyses for Chronic Pain Data on Friday, Sept. 30, at the ASA biopharmaceutical meeting in Washington, D.C. The presentation begins at 9:45 a.m.

While these drugs are not taken on a regular basis, they may be re-dosed as needed if pain returns, making them effectively similar to acute-pain treatments. Nezzer will explore the operating characteristics of MMRM (mixed-effect model repeated measure) analysis versus cumulative-relief analysis under various conditions that might simulate potential drug effects over time.

The 45-minute discussion also will consider the impact of missing data, overall effect size, and timing of maximal treatment effect.

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