Month: October 2018

I’ll take a tube of toothpaste and a tetanus shot: Five factors reshaping the landscape of retail health clinics
October 17, 2018 Blog Post Snowfish

The recent approval of CVS Health’s merger with Aetna is being heralded as nothing less than potentially “transformational” to the health care system. Innovative ideas to streamline care and encourage cost effectiveness are not new. This is illustrated by the undefined collaboration between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan. Nevertheless here is the joining of the consumers,

Patient recruitment for clinical trials – Leveraging stakeholders
October 1, 2018 Blog Post Snowfish

Patient recruitment is a critical component for drug development. A troubling statistic from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that more than 80% of clinical trials in the United States (U.S.) fail to meet their patient recruitment timelines. This despite that 30% U.S. pharmaceutical industry’s time dedicated to clinical trials is spent on patient recruitment and enrollment.