Patient Education

MindBytes BVBA Initiates Oncology R&D Program Focused on Patient Empowerment and is Selected as One of Five Finalists for Astellas Oncology C3 Prize

November 16, 2017

EDMONTON, Alberta & GHENT, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MindBytes BVBA and its subsidiary, MindLab Interactive AI Inc., (“MindBytes”) today announced it has initiated an oncology research & development program focused on empowering individuals with cancer and improving their lives. The Company plans to develop an interactive Cancer Patient Decision Aid (CADA) and an evidence-based serious game for breast […]

Michael Griffith Joins the HealthPrize Technologies Board of Directors

November 7, 2017

Former inVentiv executive brings key pharmaceutical services sector experience to HealthPrize’s board Norwalk, Conn. – November 6, 2017 – HealthPrize Technologies, a provider of adherence and patient engagement technology for the life sciences industry, announced today the appointment of Michael Griffith to its Board of Directors. Griffith is an operating partner of San Francisco-based private […]

New Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Illegal Online Pharmacies are Using Twitter to Illegally Sell Percocet®, Fentanyl, Vicodin®, Oxycotin®, and Other Highly Addictive Opiods To U.S. Consumers

October 26, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 26, 2017) – Results from a new peer-reviewed study to be published in the November issue of American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) found illegal online pharmacies are using Twitter to market and sell Percocet®, Vicodin®, Oxycontin®, hydrocodone, fentanyl and oxycodone and other highly addictive and often deadly controlled substances to U.S. consumers, […]

Patient Centricity Works

October 18, 2017

Ensuring a patient-first strategy drives real results in commercial pharma Does patient centricity work? Actually, yes. There are increasing volumes of evidence that demonstrate that when you focus on the difference you make to patients, your commercial performance will improve. And, as other stakeholders adapt to the same economic conditions, driven by data and our ability to measure […]

Data-Driven Patient Outreach

October 17, 2017

How Properly Timed, Targeted Engagement Tactics can Increase Adherence and Brand Revenue Co-pay savings programs are powerful brand marketing tools; not just because of their ability to introduce new patients to therapy, but also due to the wealth of patient behavior data that they generate. These data, when used properly, can drive targeted patient engagement strategies that are uniquely […]

Pharma Information Management, Data Quality and IDMP

September 6, 2017

Join this practitioner IDMP knowledge exchange platform to discuss latest regulatory developments from EMA, FDA developments on GINAS and hear a number of case studies on IDMP projects, technology selection, preparations for the first iteration, practical experiences on unstructured information and other key areas compliance requirements preparations. This marcus evans conference will focus on gathering […]

marcus evans to Host the 2nd Annual Innovation Excellence for Life Sciences Conference on November 29-30, 2017 in Boston, MA

September 5, 2017

marcus evans will host the 2nd Annual Innovation Excellence for Life Sciences Conference on November 29-30, 2017 in Boston, MA. By attending this exclusive event, delegates will receive practical knowledge and tangible insights from leading innovation, R&D, corporate development and strategic alliance professionals on how to institute internal frameworks that foster cross-lateral participation in innovation, […]

Sanofi, Shire, Vertex and More Back First-Ever Rare Disease Film Festival

August 31, 2017

by Beth Snyder Bulik  Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is the first of its kind in the U.S., with pharma sponsors including Shire, Sanofi Genzyme, Vertex, Horizon and Alnylam, and will debut in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Oct. 2. The two-day event will feature 30 different films about two dozen different rare diseases, with run […]

CR Expo China 2017 Poised to Boost Rise of Assistive Device Industry

August 21, 2017

The press conference for Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 was held at China Disabled Persons’ Federation, on August 14th, 2017. Present at the conference are leaders including HU Xiangyang, Director of Rehabilitation Department of China Disabled Persons’ Federation, LI Xi, Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, OU Ling, […]

Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) 2017 Meeting Announced by The Conference Forum

July 24, 2017

The Conference Forum announced the 7th annual Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) event will be held October 19-20, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. This strategic level event covers the latest drug delivery technology developments, partnerships and insights, plus extensive networking opportunities with more than 325 key industry decision makers. “What’s exciting about […]

CISCRP Recognizes WIRB-Copernicus Group’s Support and Donation to Clinical Trial Awareness and Education

June 27, 2017

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is honored to recognize WIRB-Copernicus Group’s generous support of its Chicago event and donation to its clinical research education and outreach programs.   The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to educating patients and the […]

J&J Drug Prevents Heart Attacks At Cost Of Amputated Toes

June 15, 2017

Invokana, a diabetes drug made by Johnson & Johnson, decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, but also increases the risk of amputation, particularly of toes. The result is a blow to J&J, and a boost to rivals Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim, who make a similar drug called Jardiance, which has been shown […]

Patients Support Partnerships between Advocacy Groups and Pharmaceutical Companies

June 13, 2017

A survey conducted by Rare Patient Voice of over 3,000 US patients and caregivers across nearly 200 diseases and conditions, found that a majority (55%) are in favor of patient advocacy groups partnering with pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies to develop drugs for medical conditions. Less than 10% are opposed. However, over one-third are not sure. […]

26 Patients Dead After Replacing Controller for Abbott’s HeartMate II Blood Pumps at Home, Recall Issued May 24, 2017

May 25, 2017

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is recalling for more than 28,000 of its HeartMate II blood pumps after 26 patients died after attempting to exchange controllers while away from the hospital. According to the recall alert posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there were reports of 70 incidents in which […]

Certara Appoints Sandy Allerheiligen as Sr. VP of Health Economics & Education

May 15, 2017

Dr. Allerheiligen will use her predictive, economic and model-informed drug development expertise to support Certara’s work in quantifying a drug’s value to patients and justifying its cost to payers Certara®, the leading provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes, today announced that it has appointed Sandy […]

India mandates bioequivalence studies, improving patient safety assurance for generics

May 8, 2017

With the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare making bioequivalence studies compulsory for all drugs on April 3rd this year, the focus on patient safety and efficacy has improved greatly. This mandate in addition to being an accurate tool to test the quality of generics has also come at a precise time with the debate […], Leading Urology Reference Site, Launches a New Clinical Trials Portal

March 16, 2017

The first registry focused exclusively on genitourinary malignancies and trials actively enrolling patients Truckee, CA–Digital Science Press Inc., the global leader of the digital aggregation and delivery of urologic disease and treatment content through, announced today the launch of a Clinical Trials Portal on their website. This new portal is a streamlined access point […]