Real-World & Late Phase

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Leveraging Real-World Data & Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision Making

The FDA is committed to increasing sponsor opportunities to apply RWD and RWE to support regulatory decision-making.1 The goal is to use quantities of available data, streamline the drug development process, and learn how interventions perform in real-world use, outside the strictly controlled limits of a clinical trial. According to legal and scientific standards, the...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

A Fit-for-Purpose Path Forward: Linking RWD to Your Overall Data Strategy

Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) have become an increasingly important part of the medical product development landscape. These tools can enable sponsors to optimize clinical trial designs and demonstrate the real-world effectiveness of new medical products. Part 2 of this three-part blog series outlines a fit-for-purpose approach to RWE. (See Part 1:  What...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

What is Real-World Data and Evidence and How It Can Facilitate Clinical Development

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act)1 signed into United States law in 2016 aims to accelerate medical product development and bring innovations to patients faster through real-world evidence (RWE) to support regulatory decision making. Incorporating real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) can help pharma and biotech companies optimize clinical trial designs and demonstrate...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Expanding Role of RWE in Rare Studies

September 29th, 20222:00 p.m. AET / 1:00 p.m. KST / 12:00 p.m. SGT Real-world evidence is increasingly important in drug development as the medical and pharma communities recognize the data’s potential for predicting the benefits of treatment interventions. Accelerating this trend is the Food and Drug Administration’s growing understanding of how RWE has helped researchers...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

How to Select Drugs to Switch from Rx to OTC

Before the 2012 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nonprescription Safe Use Regulatory Expansion (NSURE) initiative, sponsors were transitioning prescription drugs (Rx) to over-the-counter (OTC). Streamlined access to effective treatments clearly benefits patients and payers. At the same time, easier access for consumers typically results in increased sales and profitability for pharma and biotech companies. As...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Making the Switch from Rx to OTC

Introduction With the support of patients, regulators, and payers, pharma and biotech companies’ interest in converting prescription drugs (Rx) to over-the-counter (OTC) is growing. In 2021, the sales value of Rx-to-OTC switches was around $35 billion USD. According to Future Market Insights, it is expected to rise at 5.3 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR),...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Patient Enrollment and Retention: Overcoming Challenges in Observational Research

The challenge of enrollment for observational research Patient enrollment and retention for investigational trials are notoriously difficult. How is enrollment affected when there is no direct benefit to the patient: no breakthrough study drug with the potential to cure, no added caregiver time, no meaningful compensation for participating? Observational studies, by design, demand a continuation...

Real-World Science and Late Phase

The Expanding Role of RWE in Rare Studies

Real-world evidence is increasingly important in drug development as the medical and pharma communities recognize the data’s potential for predicting the benefits of treatment interventions. Accelerating this trend is the Food and Drug Administration’s growing understanding of how RWE has helped researchers better understand and use COVID-19 treatments. While placebo-controlled trials continue to have a...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Expanding Role of RWE in Rare Studies

August 4th, 202210:00am EST Real-world evidence is increasingly important in drug development as the medical and pharma communities recognize the data’s potential for predicting the benefits of treatment interventions. Accelerating this trend is the Food and Drug Administration’s growing understanding of how RWE has helped researchers better understand and use COVID-19 treatments. While placebo-controlled trials...