• MUSC’s Opt-Out Approach To Recruitment Proves Popular With Patients

    Clinical Research News | Consumers are by now accustomed to opting out of everything from unwanted telemarketing calls to text messages about a flash sale at their favorite department store. It is perhaps unsurprising then that they would not object to the idea of an opt-out approach to cold contact about a clinical trial for which they are potentially eligible.

    Mar 23, 2023
  • Gender Parity Still A Stretch Goal For Global Trials

    Clinical Research News | Two different perspectives on the participation of women in clinical trials arise when looking at the situation locally and internationally. At the ground level in the U.S., at least on protocols that don’t exclude them, women often outnumber men by a wide margin even if all socioeconomic subgroups aren’t represented. On the other hand, females account for only about 31% of study participants across all 450,000 ongoing global trials.

    Mar 15, 2023
  • Community Pharmacists Can Help Sponsors Meet Trial Diversity Requirements

    Clinical Research News | Independent, community-based pharmacists are in an ideal position to improve the equitable representation of racial and ethnic groups in clinical research, as required under the recently enacted 2023 omnibus spending bill. How to accomplish this is spelled out in a white paper, termed the Diversity Now protocol, newly published by the company that focuses on improving the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations.

    Mar 14, 2023