Not Enough Good Listeners in Clinical Trials Industry

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This video post was inspired by a comment we received regarding a particular study participant from New York who felt that the researchers at his clinic did not do an adequate job of listening to his complaints and side effects/adverse events. This particular example unfortunately may not be an isolated event, but a trend that we thought was important enough to discuss again. Let us know what you think about this.

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Craigslist and Clinical Trials

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In this video, I discuss an underrated way to both, find study participants to join your studies and to find clinical trials to participate in if you’re looking for a study to join. I don’t know why Craigslist isn’t utilized by more people when it comes to searching for clinical trial information, but it is definitely a valuable resource due to the fact that it is hyper-local and best of all, FREE! What do you guys think?

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Pro’s and Cons Of Using Study Brokers

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This video is for the research sites out there conducting clinical trials. We recently received a question from someone working at a research clinic who asked us our opinion on study brokers. Basically a study broker is an individual or company that will attempt to secure a clinical trial for a research clinic or Principal Investigator to work on. In this video I go through the positives and negatives of working with study brokers.

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Breast Cancer and Clinical Trials, an Interview With Dusty Showers

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Today we interviewed Dusty Showers, also known as Dusty Showers the 2nd Basemen. Dusty shares his personal story regarding breast cancer, and also talks about how clinical research can play a huge role in fighting this terrible cancer. In this video we get into lots of topics surrounding breast cancer with Dusty, and we thank him for being our guest guru for this episode. If you would like to get in touch with Dusty, please visit his Facebook page linked to above.

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Being Anonymous Online For Health Info. Good or Bad?

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Today’s blog post was inspired by an #hcsm Twitter chat topic several weeks back regarding finding healthcare information online and the pros and cons of anonymity.  Don and I discuss our thoughts on this and also try to apply this towards clinical trials and social media, as well as clinical trials and finding healthcare information.  Let us know your thoughts on this topic as well, as anonymity online will become a larger issue as more and more people spend their time online.

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Don Meets A Man Who Has Never Participated in a Clinical Trial

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In today’s post, Don goes to a residential facility where he typically recruits from for his clinical trials, an runs into a man there who has never participated in a clinical trial before.  We thought it would be insightful to get Jason’s thoughts on what he thinks clinical trials are all about and put them on video so others can learn from him as Jason and Don discuss the topic of clinical research.  It is always interesting to hear from people who do not have any prior exposure to clinical trials in order to get a sense for what their preconceptions are in regards to clinical trials.

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