Neuroscience

Patient Recruitment and Engagement in Neuroscience Studies

Clinical research into neurological diseases is often hindered by a myriad of patient related problems. What can be done to overcome these issues and improve the efficacy of neuroscience trials? In the wake of the pandemic, new opportunities and challenges for neuroscience clinical trials are emerging. After years of slow progress, mental health is now...

Disease-Modifying Therapies in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders

The landscape for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis has changed significantly over the past decade, but there is still only one conditionally FDA-approved medication. Despite extensive research and many expensive clinical trials, more than 200 investigational programs have failed or been abandoned in the past 10 years alone. New treatments are needed to prevent Alzheimer’s, delay its...

Disease-Modifying Therapies in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders

September 15th, 202210:00am EDT The landscape for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis has changed significantly over the past decade, but there is still only one conditionally FDA-approved medication. Despite extensive research and many expensive clinical trials, more than 200 investigational programs have failed or been abandoned in the past 10 years alone. New treatments are needed to...

CNS Summit

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Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Insight 278: A Decade-Long Partnership Culminates in FDA Approval

Background Psychiatric conditions are complex, chronic, often debilitating diseases, and there remains a persistent need for novel medications with proven efficacy and safety. Many of the established antipsychotic agents are highly effective but are associated with significant side effects that may negatively impact adherence and patients’ experiences with treatment. Thus, recent research has focused on...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

PharmaTimes: Parkinson’s Disease and Gene Therapy – Strategic and Operational Considerations

The gene therapy era can be said to have begun in 1990, when the first gene therapy clinical trial took place. Some 3,000 clinical trials have followed that first study, a resounding affirmation of innovators’ increasing recognition of gene therapy’s breakthrough possibilities for treating a diverse range of disorders — especially afflictions with limited or...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Strategies and Operational Requirements

Introduction Gene therapy holds great promise as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease, a disorder for which currently available medications do not causally treat the underlying disease mechanisms. However, given the early stage of gene therapy research in this therapeutic area, questions abound regarding its utility and practicality in treating Parkinson’s disease. Those questions have...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Insight 273: Conclusive & Positive Results Delivered Ahead of Time – By Eight Months

Background Patients rushed to enroll almost as soon as word of the study got out. We were dealing with a significant unmet need: Most patients with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) seek help from psychiatrists, nutritionists, or obesity specialists. But there was no approved, effective pharmacologic treatment. And patients desperately wanted one. Objective With unanticipated interest...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Establishing Risk-Based Monitoring within a Quality-Based System as ‘Best Practice’ for Clinical Studies

Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) makes an impact. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that clinical trial sponsors “provide oversight to ensure adequate protection of the rights, welfare, and safety of human subjects and the quality of the data submitted to FDA.” [US FDA 2019] This has traditionally been accomplished through onsite monitoring visits and...