Focus on Patients

  1. How Janssen’s Evidence-Based Framework Is Enhancing Clinical Trial Communications

    At Janssen, patients are at the center of everything we do. And we’re constantly working to improve their experience.

  2. A Patient-Centric Approach To Increase Recruitment And Retention In Clinical Trials

    Good recruitment and retention is critical to the success of clinical trials. Get it right, and a trial will likely achieve its primary objective; get it wrong, and the time, effort, expense, and any patient participation is likely wasted. This article discusses how a new national approach to involving patients and the public in the U.K. is helping life sciences companies get it right the first time.

  3. Considering The Needs Of The Caregiver In Drug Development

    There has been an increasing and requisite focus on the needs of individuals affected by chronic or life-limiting disease, which has in turn resulted in a focus on the development of possible interventions and how they are administered. The success of participation and retention of these patients in clinical research, advancement of the drug development process, and adherence post-commercialization require the involvement of another critical expert — the caregiver.

  4. Stop Talking & Start Taking Action: 3 Ways To Improve Patient Centricity In Clinical Trials

    Every biopharma company talks about putting the patient at the center of everything they do, incorporating the voice of the patient and being patient-centric. However, very few companies are actually doing it. Why is it so hard to conduct clinical development in a patient-centric manner? What actions can we take in 2019?

  5. Using Social Media To Hear The Concerns Of Patients

    Social media is no longer just a conduit for digital advertising; instead, it has become a powerful tool that pharmaceutical companies use to identify, listen to, engage, and collaborate with patients to improve drug discovery, development, and utilization.

  6. How An Advocacy Group Elevates The Patient Voice In Research And Clinical Trials

    There is more investment in lupus drug development than ever before, bringing renewed hope that these investments will expand our knowledge of the disease and how it’s treated. A key reason for this renewed hope is the patient voice, a factor that is even more critical in lupus because the disease impacts each person differently.

  7. Patient-Centricity: Lessons Learned From A Career Inside (And Outside) Big Pharma

    Today’s clinical trial partner is tomorrow’s post-approval patient. They are the experts who can shape a program over time, be a voice during the regulatory approval process, and provide insight on what other patients hope to find in a therapy.

  8. Are (All) The Right Stakeholders Involved In Patient Recruitment For Your Clinical Trial?

    Can patient recruitment for clinical trials be more efficient with more involvement by patient relations and market access directors?

  9. The Evolution Of Compassion: Janssen’s Innovative Collaboration On Behalf Of Seriously Ill Patients

    In 2014, an important dialogue was initiated between big pharma and big academia. The Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of J&J, Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine partnered to implement an innovative model to support their most important stakeholder — patients.