Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Chance Connections Become New Relationships at Global Genes

At Premier Research, we attend a lot of events throughout the year – and through these events, we have the opportunity to meet individuals from all sides of the clinical development process. At the recent Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit, we met countless patients, advocates, and their families, including Kim Tuminello and her daughter...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Working with Advocates: Understanding Patient Concerns and Why They Matter in Clinical Trials

Patient advocacy groups have exploded in number and scope in recent years and in many ways are reshaping the drug development landscape, from trial design to recruitment support to participation in the regulatory approval process. Thousands of organizations now advocate for millions of patients, and while many patients and families eagerly engage with these groups,...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Patient centricity efforts becoming more wide-ranging and sophisticated, say CROs

Patient centricity efforts becoming more wide-ranging and sophisticated, say CROs contribution by Juliet Moritz, Vice President, Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Insight 270: A Rosacea Trial Failed Many Enrollment Hurdles.

Two large, parallel trials with 107 sites spread across the United States. Heavy competition for patients because of multiple competing treatments already on the market. And an advertising strategy that needed to attract more than 1,400 subjects fast enough to meet the sponsor’s aggressive schedule. Those were just some of the challenges we faced when...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Insight 269: Recruitment in Reverse: Motivating Patients to Find the Study

For a fertility study, we needed to recruit young women who had had at least three unexplained miscarriages and who were currently trying to conceive. The field of prospective recruits was huge: all women 18 to 37 years old living in the United Kingdom. The challenge: cost-effectively reach, screen, and randomize 150 patients. The solution:...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

The FDA’s New Guidance on Natural History Studies in Rare Diseases: What You Need to Know

In March 2019, the FDA released draft guidance on the design and implementation of natural history studies to support the development of safe and effective treatments for rare diseases. The document, Rare Diseases: Natural History Studies for Drug Development,[1] addresses one of the major challenges sponsors encounter when developing therapies for rare disease: the lack...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Patient Engagement Expert to Address Orphan Drug Congress April 11

DURHAM, N.C., March 25, 2019 — Premier Research’s head of patient engagement will discuss a patient-centered look at drug development at the World Orphan Drug Congress (WODC) USA in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Juliet Moritz, Premier Research’s newly appointed vice president of patient and stakeholder engagement (PASE), will present From the End to the Beginning: A Patient-Centric...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Untapped Potential: Asia-Pacific’s Growing Role in Biotech Drug Research

Of the 350 million to 400 million people infected with the hepatitis B virus worldwide, one in three lives in China. The country is home to 130 million carriers of the disease and 30 million who are chronically infected.[1][2] Some rural parts of China have an especially high incidence of tuberculosis,[3] and across Asia, prevalence of...

Global Compliance

Data Protection Part 3: Key Considerations for Clinical Trial Recruitment

With the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, individuals now have expanded rights to information regarding the use of their personal data. These changes impact several aspects of the clinical trial recruitment process and may require sponsors and CROs to update their data collection and protection protocols and processes for informed consent. Consent...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Research Champions Patient Advocacy Community

DURHAM, N.C., February 28, 2019 — As part of its commitment to supporting the patient advocacy community and as a kickoff to Rare Disease Day on February 28 and March as Rare Disease Month at the company, Premier Research is announcing both a new scholarship for rare disease patient advocates in partnership with Professional Patient...