How Well Are Your Rheumatology Patients Self-Administering Their Medication?

A primary goal of rheumatologists remains alleviating the pain, stiffness and tenderness that mark rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet in an era marked by a significant increase in self-injection options, it has become crucial for these HCPs to understand just how well their rheumatology patients are self-administering their medications. Currently, most RA patients undergo a [...]

DermWireTV: Noble Educates on Self-Injection

Participants in a study by the company Noble show that the vast majority of patients—92%—would prefer to bring home a training device to practice with prior to starting self-injection. Noble creates trainers for autoinjectors intended to increase patient confidence and autonomy with self-managed treatments. Watch full clip>

Training Diabetes Patients on Self-Injection Is Essential

Ensuring that diabetes patients correctly administer their insulin or glucagon is a priority for prescribers and patients alike. Keeping tabs on the extent to which patients are (or are not) taking their medications as prescribed, however, is increasingly complicated due to technical innovations in drug delivery. Read full article >

Gaps in Training, Poor Adherence Highlight Need For Dermatologists To Demand Improved Onboarding Tools

Desperate for relief, many people living with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis rely on biologic therapies that require users to self-inject. Because self-injecting can be a daunting task—evidenced by the 45% of patients who skip or altogether avoid injections due to anxiety or fear—proper training and onboarding is critical. Even more alarming is that nearly [...]

Gaps in Training, Poor Adherence Highlight Need For Rheumatologists To Demand Improved Onboarding Tools

Desperate for relief, many people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic conditions rely on biologic therapies that require users to self-inject. Because self-injecting can be a daunting task—evidenced by the 45% of patients who skip or altogether avoid injections due to anxiety or fear—proper training and onboarding is critical. Even more alarming [...]

Injection Devices: As Self-Injection Grows, Drug Delivery Gets Smarter

The global injectable drug delivery market is growing around 11.8% CAGR and will soon eclipse oral delivery as the most valuable route of administration of pharmaceuticals. The market was valued at $328 million in 2015 and is expected to reach $640 million by 2021. This growth is being fueled by biologics, which are expected [...]

Can Realistic Training Devices Help Make a Blockbuster?

Innovation is vital for survival in the pharma industry. Although huge amounts of time, money and creativity are conventionally spent on the clinical development and commercialization of new drugs, success in the modern marketplace sometimes requires a wider perspective. For example, even the most effective drug won’t find success if patients simply aren’t comfortable [...]

Training Patients to Self-Inject: Moving the Needle Forward

When a patient is required to self-inject their medication, they may be apprehensive during the initial few months, known as the onboarding period. As recently reported in Healthcare Packaging, Noble — a developer of patient-centric, advanced drug delivery system trainers custom-built for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers—is taking steps to ease their [...]

Fear of Self-Injection? 3 Things to Know

Many of us accept that injections are a basic part of medical treatment. But for some, those sharp needles are more than just a source of medicine—they are a source of fear as well. When this condition—also known as “needle anxiety” or “injection anxiety”—occurs among patients who must utilize self-injecting drug delivery during a [...]