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Should strong placebo responders be excluded from clinical trials?

Using Predictive Modeling to understand the impact on assay sensitivity The placebo response is a heavily studied and historically challenging phenomenon for drug developers. Strong placebo effect…

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How much of the measured treatment response in clinical trials is due to the placebo response?

Clinical trials measure efficacy of experimental therapies by comparing outcomes in patients receiving therapeutic interventions (treatment response) with patients receiving placebo (placebo response).

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The Importance of Patient Psychology in Health and Clinical Research

When we think about patient characteristics that influence health, disease, and clinical research, we tend to think about things like vital statistics, medical history and genetic makeup…

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The placebo response in drug development. Part 4: Irritable Bowel Disease

As in many other diseases (e.g. pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, etc ), patients participating in clinical trials for IBD treatments may experience a pronounced placebo…

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Minimizing Evaluation Error in Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis trials have relatively a rate of failure due to many factors, including disease heterogeneity, a disconnect between pain improvement and structural improvement, a strong placebo response,…

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Placebell©™ Predicts Placebo Response in Initial Study in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, as it affects 1-2 per 1000 of the population at any time(1). Although it is primarily…

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