Social media boosting patient recruitment, but FDA guidance needed

By Gareth Macdonald

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Contract research organisations, Food and drug administration, Contract research organization

Social media boosting patient recruitment, but FDA guidance needed
CRO and Pharma patient recruitment efforts can benefit from social networks and online patient groups, but clarification from the US FDA is still needed.

Outsourcing-pharma.com spoke with Brian Loew, CEO of Inspire, an online community of over 70 disease-specific patient communities, who explained that the benefits go beyond access to patients.

“It’s not just access to large number of patients, it’s the fact that those patients are deciding in large number to participate in clinical trials.”

Loew went on to explain that this volunteering process helps contract research organisations and pharmas tackle some of the prescreening, selection and permission hurdles that can otherwise hamper recruitment.

However, he added, CROs still face regulatory hurdles when accessing these types of social networks that would benefit from further clarification from regulators.

The FDA could help us all by being clear about what is ok and what is not ok…and the absence of that clarity is making it difficult for industry​.”

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Strategic Approach to Immunogenicity Assessment

Strategic Approach to Immunogenicity Assessment

Altasciences | 17-May-2022 | Technical / White Paper

In this issue of The Altascientist we provide a detailed overview on the different goals and challenges that are presented by the validation of immunogenicity...

Governing and Maintaining Clinical Data Standards

Governing and Maintaining Clinical Data Standards

Veeva | 10-May-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Investing in data standards plays a huge role in improving the quality of clinical studies. But often, people don’t use the standards correctly, there...

What the Best Clinical Study Build Pros Do

What the Best Clinical Study Build Pros Do

Formedix | 09-May-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Getting your clinical study designed and built ready for data collection takes A LOT of work and expertise… you've got to do all your CRF designs;...

What should a clinical metadata repository do?

What should a clinical metadata repository do?

Formedix | 18-Apr-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Choosing a clinical metadata repository (MDR) software can be a tough task as the capabilities and features of your chosen MDR could make or break your...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars