Accumed Research Associates Adopts Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) System to Enhance Research Quality, Subject Safety, and Prevent Dual Enrollment in Clinical Trials

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Accumed Research Associates utilizes the Verified Clinical Trials database registry to select better quality research volunteers and improve data quality in their early and late phase trials. Observed reduction in clinical trial costs, decreased out of window visits and protocol deviations, with improved patient recruitment and retention seen at the research site.

Not only are these dual enrollers causing potential harm to themselves, but they put us all at risk by increasing our liabilities. It can make a study compound appear ineffective or produce added adverse events when combined with other study meds

Accumed Research Associates, a well established leading clinical trials research site in Garden City, NY has chosen to employ the Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) Database Registry and system to improve the quality of the subjects they select for all of their clinical trials. After experiencing numerous professional research subjects attempting to run through their early and late phase trials they have decided to take definitive and corrective action. Accumed Research Associates has been the top enroller worldwide with in the majority of the trials they have participated in and touted for their superior quality of work.

Kim Demonte, CRC at Accumed Research Associates, has become frustrated with the professional research subject joining multiple trials at once. She remarked, "Not only are these dual enrollers causing potential harm to themselves, but they put us all at risk by increasing our liabilities. In many instances the subject discards the study medication providing false information to the coordinator which affects the data regarding efficacy and placebo rates. If the study medication is not actually taken it can make a study compound appear ineffective or alternatively it can produce added adverse events when combined with other study medications. What is even more troubling is that a significant number of the subjects are actually combining multiple investigational agents with unknown interactions and potential morbidities."

Tammi Allegra, ANP, Sub Investigator at Accumed worries about the quality of the data provided to the sponsor, FDA, and ultimately the consumer. "Even though we always ask the subject their current trial participation as per the protocol, we did not have a tool to check on their true status. We never knew for sure where the subject went before or after their visits at our research site. Now with Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) we can be certain that the subject is not dual enrolling or joining multiple studies at once. We can even verify the volunteers true age and ensure that the subject is not a minor and that they meet the age criteria of the study."

Leanne Cossu, CRC, states that aside from the verification of enrollment eligibilty she has enjoyed the numerous other features included free with the system. Most notably, the subject manger and reporting tools. "The recruitment modules and the visit trackers to reduce out of window visits and protocol deviations have been invaluable. We have witnessed a reduction in missed appointments and early terminations because we have selected better subjects. We feel that the Verified Clinical Trials database registry system offers so many tools for the research site and is the best solution to this growing problem within the industry."

About Verified Clinical Trials

Verified Clinical Trials is a forward thinking company developed by experts active in the clinical research community to proactively improve research subject safety and data quality in clinical research trials. Verified Clinical Trials halts dual enrollment in clinical trials and defines itself as the world's leader in the field of database registries in clinical trial research. Verified Clinical Trials is the only clinical research database registry designed specifically to enhance the quality of both early and late phase trials and has the scalability to reach all sites nationally as well as on a global level. Verified Clinical Trials offers numerous other value added services to the clinical research site, CRO, and Pharmaceutical Sponsor, that prove invaluable with regards to financial and legal issues and liabilities.
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Jernise Hobbs, CSR
Verified Clinical Trials
+1 516 998-7499

About Accumed Research Associates

Accumed Research Associates is a leading clinical trials site involved in all phases of clinical research providing the highest data quality yet managing to be the top enroller in most trials that they participate in. Well respected and known as a leader in the field, Accumed has worldwide recognition as a premier clinical research site.

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Leanne Cossu, CRC
Accumed Research Associates
+ 1 516 746-2190

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