Case Study

Feasibility Of Shipping Clinical Trial Drugs Directly To Patients' Homes

Source: Bioclinica
Feasibility Of Shipping Clinical Trial Drugs Directly To Patients’ Homes

Conducting clinical trials for rare, debilitating diseases can be particularly challenging, owing to the smaller patient population with limited mobility and greater caregiving requirements. Direct-to-patient shipping of clinical trial drugs, while not typical, might help to reach these patient populations who otherwise would struggle to participate in and comply with clinical trials. However, implementation of this strategy is challenging because of many reasons such as the logistical considerations and regulatory requirements regarding patient confidentiality and quality control. Recently, Bioclinica collaborated with a sponsor to successfully ship study drugs directly to patients.