Did you know that May 20th was chosen for International Clinical Trials Day because it’s the same day James Lind began his trial on scurvy? When it comes to drug development, clinical trials are an essential way to get direct feedback from patients. That’s why PatientsLikeMe is developing new tools and forging new partnerships.
We’ve just finished work on our new Clinical Trials Tool. Just like before, you can search for trials by age, gender and condition. But now, we’ve also built an interactive map that shows exactly where trials you might be eligible for are located, anywhere in the world. It’s faster and easier than ever to find the right trial for you, right in your own neighborhood.
We’ve also just announced that we’re teaming up with Sanofi and the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) to better enable you, the patient, to get involved with clinical trials. By combining the strengths of an online patient community, a pharmaceutical company and an educational organization, we’ll be better able to raise awareness and accelerate the drug development process. And for patients with life threatening diseases, speeding up this process is even more critical. You can check out more about the new partnership here.