June, 2020

Repurposing Drugs As an Answer to the COVID-19 Crisis


Hydroxychloroquine. The world rallied around this old drug as a potential treatment of COVID-19 patients. The post Repurposing Drugs As an Answer to the COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Camargo. 505(b)(2) Development Blog

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Estimation of Excess Deaths From COVID-19 in the United States, March to May 2020

JAMA Internal Medicine

This observational study uses NCHS data to evaluate weekly changes in US deaths due to any cause and deaths due to pneumonia, influenza, or COVID-19, by state, from March 1 through May 30, 2020


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Accelerating Patient Recruitment with Digital Solutions


Co-authored by Dinesh Kashyap. If you’ve been involved in a start-up of a clinical study, you’re probably aware of the challenges that come with patient recruitment. An Area of Opportunity. Patient recruitment is one of the biggest bottlenecks in clinical research. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 80% of clinical trials in the United States fail to meet their patient recruitment timelines.

States are Reopening and Employees Are Returning to Work – What do individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers need to know?

Triage Cancer

Get the latest legal information for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. As states begin to reopen and employees are asked to return to work, many people with a cancer diagnosis, and their caregivers, are questioning what options they have.

Human Connection is Paramount in These COVID-19 Days

Pharma Marketing Network

Marketing is challenging in these days of COVID-19 because each person and business is experiencing the virus in different ways. All are impacted and all are (trying) to adapt. Some are suffering, some are growing. Regardless of if you’re suffering or growing right now, you’re likely anxious and fearful about what will come next, and likely feeling more isolated than ever before, even if you’re more engaged than others.

NABP and Opioid Death in the U.S.

Pharmacy Checkers

Using very similar talking points to Big Pharma-funded experts , in its quest to “educate” the public about the dangers of internet pharmacies and personal medicine imports, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) appears to have ignored the greatest pharmacy-related public health travesty happening right under its nose. Since the beginning of this century, billions of prescription opioid pills were wrongly, and in many cases unlawfully, pushed on and distributed to Americans.

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Is a “Cytokine Storm” Relevant to COVID-19?

JAMA Internal Medicine

In its most severe form, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), leads to a life-threatening pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mortality rate from COVID-19 ARDS can approach 40% to 50%. Although the mechanisms of COVID-19–induced lung injury are still being elucidated, the term cytokine storm has become synonymous with its pathophysiology, both in scientific publications and the media.

Salesforce Flows – A How-to Guide


In this blog we will learn Salesforce flow and how it is similar to apex coding. Salesforce flow is a declarative way (Drag & Drop) of implementing an automation that is required for a business process alternative to code. Blog covers types of flows, elements, resources and good comparison with a sample apex code. Salesforce flow is a very powerful tool for admins/developers along with process builders and workflows.

Social Media’s Role in Clinical Research

Forte Research Systems®

Social media connects users worldwide, helping people stay connected. Its role in clinical research has many recruiting and retention benefits. Patient Recruitment

What Pharmaceutical Marketers Can Learn from the Coronavirus Response

Pharma Marketing Network

Many of us are now working from home. We’re accepting meeting invites that will be held via video conference and preparing to FaceTime our families after work. We are pivoting our lifestyles to fit the circumstances that COVID-19 has put us in. After lockdowns, isolations, and closures, we are starting to see the nation prepare to reopen. While New York City was one of the most severe areas for the pandemic, other regions of the state are ready to leave isolation.

Transatlantic Drug Regulatory Cooperation: Moving Beyond Canada

Pharmacy Checkers

Canada is a good option for Americans seeking to access their medications at a lower cost through personal drug importation , but even I agree with the pharmaceutical industry when they say that wholesale drug importation on a large scale is not workable with Canada. Simply because Canada is too small a nation to supply the U.S. market. I have written that there is much more promise if importation is expanded to the European Union. We already rely on the EU to assess U.S.

Back into Society – COVID-19

My Local Study

In May, each state began the process of phasing us back into society amid a still very active COVID-19 pandemic. Many tossed aside their masks and went back to their usual way of doing things. Others are staying home and waiting out a vaccine or for an “all clear.” Some are cautiously heading out and. Read more Back into Society – COVID-19. The post Back into Society – COVID-19 appeared first on MyLocalStudy.com.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Death in Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study describes risk factors and clinical characteristics and outcomes in 201 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome or died

Treatment of cystitis over the counter


Cystitis is a common condition mainly affecting women; however, it can also affect men and children. Mild cystitis is usually a self-limiting condition, meaning it will go on its own. Some patients may need to see their GP, depending on symptoms and their duration. Treatment of cystitis over the counter involves pain management with commonly available analgesics and the symptomatic management with products available from a pharmacy and other stores.

Intouchers Win Big in the Hedera20 Hackathon

Intouch Solutions

The pandemic couldn't stop a group of Intouchers who banded together (apart) to compete in Hedera20, a global, virtual hackathon. They created HumanKind, an app that encourages and rewards acts of kindness. The post Intouchers Win Big in the Hedera20 Hackathon appeared first on Intouch Solutions. Technology Innovation Mobile


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WHO Needs to Study Online Pharmacy Drug Safety

Pharmacy Checkers

Generally, I strongly support the World Health Organization (WHO) and its unambiguously important work to save lives through its public health efforts. The backlash against it in the U.S. is simultaneously misguided and politically motivated. I know why. It detracts from our failures in the U.S. to save lives, but there is more to the story.

Everything you need to know right now about Google’s third-party cookies replacement

Pharma Marketing Network

Earlier this year, Google Chrome announced that they would be phasing out 3rd-party cookies, a change that is expected to take place in 2022. Instead, the company will be using a less invasive solution called Privacy Sandbox, designed to protect user privacy while continuing to allow advertisers to accurately track and measure their digital campaigns. Off the bat, the “Sandbox” will combat two main issues: conversion measurement and interest-based advertising.

Prone Positioning in Awake, Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study investigates whether the prone position is associated with improved oxygenation and decreased risk for intubation in spontaneously breathing patients with severe COVID-19 hypoxemic respiratory failure


COVID-19: The Importance of Worldwide Clinical Trials

DM Clinical Research

COVID-19 is currently sweeping through the United States. While most of us are overwhelmed by this disease, scientists are developing plans to beat the virus. Worldwide clinical trials are an important part of that plan. Below, we will explain how these trials will help us better understand- and treat- this coronavirus. Trials Are How Scientists Learn. Trials are how doctors and other scientists study diseases. This is especially important for COVID research because the disease is so new.

What to do about Breast Changes and Symptoms between your Regular Mammograms

Triage Cancer

Accessing preventative services, including cancer screenings, is always important. However, during a pandemic you may be facing additional barriers but reporting symptoms to your doctor and accessing screening is part of early detection. Here are 4 answers to your most common questions from our partner, the Know Your Lemons Foundation. It can be an anxious time when you notice a change in your breast, or going for your first mammogram.

Hiring Scam Alert

Pharma Packaging Solutions

Hiring Scam Alert. Someone posing as us (under the names Carton Service or Pharma Packaging Solutions) is contacting potential job seekers and making an offer of employment. Here are the ways you will recognize that this is a scam: The job opportunity is a remote work opportunity. Carton Service Inc./Pharma Pharma Packaging Solutions DOES NOT have remote work job opportunities. The scamster will usually text first and then call.

Q&A: The New Normal: Considerations for Restarting Research

Forte Research Systems®

In a recent webinar, Advarra IRB and research compliance experts discussed key areas to consider when ramping up research in the COVID-19 pandemic’s “new normal.”. General

Readying Your Workforce for Digital Transformation

Pharma R&D Today

Seeing it as key to innovation and competitive advantage, many businesses in the life sciences are learning to embrace digital transformation these days—in fact, with good reason, most view it as necessary for survival. But whether or not the process of adopting rapidly-evolving digital-age technologies will actually result in business success can really depend on how you do it.

What Other Countries Can Learn From Italy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Internal Medicine

This Viewpoint explores challenges in the Italian health care system during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and how other countries can plan for optimal actions


Pharma & Life Sciences: 4 cutting edge digital tax & regulatory solutions

Pharma Business Blog

Discover PwC’s four cutting edge digital tax & regulatory solutions and how they can add value to your business, help you complying with new laws, stay up to date with upcoming changes in legislation and regulatory. Let’s talk and find the right solution for you and your business. Dr. Sandra Ragaz, Partner Leader Pharma & Life Science VAT Switzerland Tel +41 58 792 44 69 Mobile +41 79 792 72 98 sandra.ragaz@ch.pwc.com. PwCs Pharma & Life Sciences Solutions Download.

Client-Pharma Welcomes Chief Operating Officer to the Team

Client Pharma

Client-Pharma is proud to announce and welcome Victoria Parkinson as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Victoria will work closely with CEO, Gary Campbell, to deliver the long-term vision of the business and will be responsible for contributing towards driving the company to achieve the next phase of its business objectives. This appointment comes at a pivotal time for Client-Pharma as it continues to expand within the specialist global clinical trial supply services sector.

HIPAA & PHI Best Practices for Patient Recruitment Solution Implementation on Salesforce


The purpose of this document is to outline some of the HIPAA Security Rule’s standards for protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI), and introduce how some features of the Salesforce Services may help Customers keep ePHI secure in the cloud and considerations on solution implementation approach covering Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Health Cloud, and Salesforce Community Cloud for the purposes of early phase clinical trials patient recruitment solution.

7 Staff Augmentation Resources to Help Your Site Restart Research

Forte Research Systems®

With research activities gradually resuming, research teams may be challenged with conducting their trials effectively and efficiently. Here’s how Staff Augmentation can help. Site Management staff Staff Augmentation

5 Ways RWE is Fueling the Fight Against COVID-19

Pharma R&D Today

As we discussed in an earlier blog post , real-world evidence can bring value to every stage of the drug life cycle, from early discovery to post-market. Now, as the worldwide research community continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also discovering how real-world data and real-world evidence have something to offer in these efforts as well. With regard to COVID-19, one of the key ways that RWE can help is in managing the outbreak.

Ep. 001 – John Mack Podcast Transcript

Pharma Marketing Network

RJ Lewis (EHS): Hello, this is RJ Lewis, the Founder, and CEO of eHealthcare Solutions. And I’m excited about today’s podcast. With me, today is John Mack, the original creator of Pharma Marketing and also known as Pharma Guy from far and wide. And I also have with me Don Langsdorf who’s our Director of Digital Solutions and Strategy. And the three of us are going to have a little conversation. This summer when I was doing a little bit of research online.

Crucial Data Solutions Enhances eClinical Platform to Further Support Virtual Clinical Trials

Crucial Data Soutions

The TrialKit platform received updates to its eConsent and ePRO modules to advance remote data collection and management. Crucial Data Solutions, Inc. CDS), a provider of innovative software to advance clinical research, announced today a number of enhancements to their data collection and study management platform, TrialKit.

Client-Pharma Continues to Expand

Client Pharma

Client-Pharma is delighted to welcome Clinical Trial Project Manager, Marcia Goncalves to the team. Originally from Brazil, Marcia brings extensive experience of clinical trial supplies to the global pharmaceuticals sector. The supply chain for global comparator systems is multi-faceted and it is absolutely critical that each project maintains a fully compliant, efficient and secure process at every step, across many borders.

Working Solo Need Not Be a Silo!


The whole world is working from home now and is going to do so throughout the year. We need to gear up for this situation and find lasting solutions. The five reasons why working from home involves working more and being less productive. The approaches to relieve the challenges and progress towards better performance are listed below. Connected. Always being connected to the team leads to multiple virtual meetings and drains away the time and energy of everyone.