Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Neuropathic Pain Studies: Patient Selection, Study Design, And Clinical Trial Challenges

Treatment of neuropathic pain has been a challenge for drug developers for years. Opioids show limited efficacy and are subject to abuse. Tricyclic antidepressants, long considered first-line therapy, have been hampered by side effects and are still effective in only about one-third of patients. Treatment of neuropathic pain has been a challenge for drug developers...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Role of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia

Use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics is often reserved for patients with chronic or treatment-refractory schizophrenia or repeated non-compliance issues. However, recent studies have consistently found a role for these treatments both soon after diagnosis and in the treatment of chronic disease. A severe and often debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder, schizophrenia affects a person’s ability to think...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Voices #8: Engaging Patients in Clinical Trials w/ Alan Thomas & Juliet Moritz

Clinical research certainly has evolved over the past three decades. There are more trials crossing a broader spectrum of indications, and advances in study design and execution have dramatically changed the way drugs and medical devices are evaluated and sold. But perhaps no change has been more significant than the growth in engagement on the...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

5 Reasons to Consider APAC for Clinical Trials

Small and mid-size biopharma companies in the U.S. and Europe are under intense pressure to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to commercialize their products. In an increasingly competitive clinical trial environment, sponsors have begun to shift their focus to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region for their studies. In fact, the number of clinical trials in...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Insight 267: From KOLs to Patient Advocates, Using Every Tool to Fight a Rare Disease

Finding patients for trials in very rare conditions is difficult under any circumstances, and in this case the odds were really stacked high against success. The indication: a basal cell carcinoma known as Gorlin syndrome, a disease that manifests itself in large numbers of benign tumors that grow on various parts of the body. The...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Voices #7: Rare Disease Advocacy & International Ataxia Day w/ Alan Thomas (Ataxia & Me)

This episode, we’re proud to share the first part of our conversation with Alan Thomas, patient advocate and founder of Ataxia & Me, ahead of International Ataxia Awareness Day on September 25. Alan talks about his personal journey with ataxia and how he first got started with patient awareness. Follow Alan and Ataxia & Me...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Operational Challenges of Neuroscience Clinical Trials, Part 3: Patient Recruitment

Last week, we discussed the high placebo response that plagues neuroscience clinical trials. Today we turn to another common challenge: patient recruitment. We’ll take a look at three strategies that can be used to improve trial participation: the use of several patient sources when recruiting a focus on patient-centric solutions the use of patient recruitment...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

The Art and Science of Selecting Patients for Phase I Oncology Studies

The primary purpose of early-stage clinical trials is to determine the recommended dose and toxicity profile of an investigational drug or multi-drug combination therapy. Since molecularly targeted agents (MTAs) and immunotherapies have toxicities that are distinct from cytotoxic chemotherapies, traditional dose escalation methods using toxicity-based endpoints may not be suitable for phase I studies of...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Voices #2: Registry Studies & Natural Histories in Rare Disease Trials w/ Angi Robinson & Juliet Moritz

 Patient registries and natural history studies are vital tools for orphan drug researchers, who often struggle with limited understanding of diseases and sparse data due to small patient numbers. In the second installment of the Premier Voices podcast with Angi Robinson, Vice President, Clinical Development Services, Rare Disease & Pediatrics, and Juliet Moritz, Vice...