Topic: Enrollment

Social Media Recruitment: Lessons from Two Studies with Different Results

Social media are useful recruitment tools but results vary, especially as to the quality of subjects. Examples from two recent Health Decisions trials illustrate. We utilized a variety of social media in both trials, including craigslist, Facebook, a social media recruitment vendor’s sites and investigators’ social media sites. In one study, social media accounted for… Read more »

Saluting Trial Participants on International Clinical Trials Day

In observing International Clinical Trials Day for 2017 on May 19, Health Decisions wishes to thank all those who participate in clinical trials. Health Decisions especially thanks patients enrolled in our current trials but we want to thank trial participants everywhere for making clinical development possible. While sponsors and CROs like Health Decisions make every… Read more »

Enrollment as a Learning Problem

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development’s January/February 2013 Impact Report has stirred comment and criticism. Paul Ivsin of Placebo Control dismisses the significance of learning that 48% of sites miss their enrollment targets; Ed Silverman at Pharmalot does the reverse.  The biggest takeaway from my perspective is this: “Study timelines typically extended… Read more »