May 26, 2021

How to Increase Clinical Study Power with Covariate Adjustment

Adjustment for covariates helps clinical trial statisticians demonstrate differences in drug effect between groups of people. In this blog, we discuss what this means and how it can help improve analysis and interpretation of clinical trial data.

April 1, 2021

Placebo Effect vs. Placebo Response: Is There A Difference?

Placebo effect and placebo response are often used interchangeably – despite being two different phenomena. In this blog, we highlight the differences—and why it matters.   Placebos are an important part of clinical research. But the impact of placebo use is a long-discussed matter in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. While helpful in determining drug efficacy, certain factors make using placebos as drug comparators rather complicated.   Most will say placebo treatment

February 9, 2021

Understanding the Placebo Effect: Increasing Clinical Trial Success

Placebos are used in randomized, placebo-controlled controlled trials, in which one group (or more) receives the active treatment and the other group receives the placebo control. This type of study is considered the gold standard of clinical trials for three reasons.