• 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
  • ‘Circle Of Trust’ Model For Recruiting Indigenous Populations Into Trials

    Clinical Research News | An existing trust-based intervention known to increase minority participation in clinical trials won’t do much to improve the representation of American Indians (AI) and Alaska Natives (AN) in studies, according to Arch G. Mainous III, Ph.D., professor in the department of community health and family medicine as well as health services research, management and policy at the University of Florida. Community engagement is critical when dealing with indigenous populations from a particular tribe or reservation.

    Mar 9, 2023
  • Jill Pellegrino of CVS Health Clinical Trial Services on Using RWE to Improve Clinical Trial Efficiency and Applicability

    Clinical Research News | In 2020, retail pharmacy giant CVS launched CVS Health Clinical Trial Services to increase patient recruitment efforts and encourage equitable participation. In the latest Scope of Things podcast episode, Jill Pellegrino, vice president of recruitment and RWE at CVS Health Clinical Trial Services, speaks with host Deborah Borfitz about the company’s extensive clinical trial offerings.

    Mar 7, 2023