News Releases

October 12, 2016

In the UK, the provision of new oncology drugs by the National Health Service (NHS) has been a contentious issue for a number of years. In 2011, the original Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) began providing a way for patients in England to receive cancer drugs not routinely available on the NHS. The fund...

October 3, 2016

In clinical trials, health care researchers are increasingly working to incorporate data that demonstrate health benefits for patients.

September 22, 2016

You have always been able to depend on our team of experts to help you use data from patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and other clinical outcome assessments (COAs) to understand the impact of disease and demonstrate the drug benefits most important to patients and other stakeholders. To...

September 21, 2016

"ICPE continues to be THE place to learn from others and share what we have learned."

September 16, 2016

The 32nd ICPE in Dublin was a resounding success! So many things to learn, see, and discuss. With so much going on, you might have missed something that you would have liked to see. We've put together a review of our contributions with links so that you can read the abstracts and view the...

September 12, 2016

Based on data collected and analyzed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment team at RTI-HS, Ari Gnanasakthy then discusses changes in FDA PRO labeling by comparing data reported from 2006-2010 with data from 2011-2015.

August 25, 2016

About one-third of patients with ADHD have an inadequate response to initial stimulant treatment and consequently might be considered for treatment with one of two second-line treatment options—lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) or atomoxetine. A recent study by two RTI-HS researchers published...

August 25, 2016

This infographic shows important design elements to be mindful of when creating surveys to evaluate educational measures.

August 17, 2016

Theresa Coles, MS, RTI Health Solutions Senior Health Outcomes Analyst, has been awarded the 2016-17 Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr.

July 27, 2016

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A new book, with a chapter co-authored by a senior researcher at RTI Health Solutions, brings together well-known international experts to shed light on the use of cutting-edge approaches to improve the healthcare industry.

July 20, 2016

Infographic. Generating effective global value dossiers (GVDs) includes four key activities: involve affiliates, ensure high scientific rigor, define value clearly, and provide education and roll-out.

July 15, 2016

In many markets there is no formal route to market access for POC tests. Instead, there are multiple access pathways for various theatres of care (e.g., outpatient office/clinic, inpatient, emergency), with varying requirements and value drivers for POC tests.

July 15, 2016

Mary Beth Ritchey is this year's International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE) Scientific Program Committee chair. That's a mouthful and a plateful. Mary Beth and her ISPE colleagues have been working tirelessly in preparation for ICPE Dublin. During a...

July 11, 2016

What’s the risk of being hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for healthy preterm infants born between 29 and 35 weeks? And what impact does it have when premature babies do become ill with RSV?

July 1, 2016

How do hospitals decide what they charge for services: do higher performing hospitals charge more ­– can hospitals offering complex procedures charge a premium?

June 21, 2016

The latest report from the ISPOR Good Research Practices task force centers on preference-based methods that measure patient and other stakeholder preferences. As health care moves towards patient-centricity, researchers have increasingly engaged patients by involving them in the process through...

June 14, 2016

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that causes stomach infection. That infection can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer, and affects two thirds of the world’s population according to the Mayo Clinic.  About 20% of initial treatments for H. pylori are not successful.

June 13, 2016

Evidence shows that there is a strong association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and decreased work productivity. RTI Health Solutions researchers, Marci Clark, ...

June 8, 2016

RTI Health Solutions had over 45 researchers attending and moderating sessions, conducting short courses, and presenting their research this year at the ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting in Washington, DC. Here are some of their takeaways.

June 7, 2016

James Kaye, MD, DrPH, medical oncologist, hematologist, epidemiologist, and senior director of Epidemiology at RTI Health Solutions attended Vice President Joe Biden’s address to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Monday night. He shares his thoughts about Mr. Biden’s...

June 6, 2016

Interest in the assessing the value of commercially available oncology drugs remained very high at this year's meeting.

June 1, 2016

Research posters authored and co-authored by RTI Health Solutions scientists were awarded ribbons at the ISPOR Conference in Washington, DC last week.

June 1, 2016

In 2012, more cases of pertussis (whooping cough) were reported in the US than in any year since 1955. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported cases of pertussis continues to be elevated: we are still experiencing a resurgence of this disease in the US...

May 25, 2016

There is clear evidence that high LDL-Cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and the risk of heart attacks and strokes are related. Drug therapies have been shown in trials to reduce death rates and are used to manage LDL-C levels. But what should those levels be?

May 19, 2016

Why do patient-reported outcomes (PROs) continue to be used infrequently in oncology clinical trials when the use of PROs, in general, is a rising trend?