This article describes the web-based mode of administration for electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO). It explains which types of trials are best suited for this mode of administration, discusses psychometric validations required, and explains how and when ePRO data collected via the web can support a claim. Read more.
The Post-Approval Summit, on May 1 and 2, 2012, focuses on strategies and best practices for demonstrating and improving the safety, effectiveness, value, and quality of healthcare products and services through Phase IV studies, Patient Registries, Risk Management Programs, and Quality Initiatives. www.postapproval.org
Online Community Programs — Changing The Game
Drug companies and medical device manufacturing are addressing this issue by engaging a new channel of social technology — online community programs — being used to connect thought leaders, expand peer networks, foster collaboration, and advance the sharing of clinical information and experiences. Read more.
The wallet package is an effective marketing tool and a growing number of pharmaceutical companies are following the trend towards packaging their blister cards in wallet packs. Read more.