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>

Packaging Accessory Boosts Usability of Pharma Autoinjector

A new grip-able sleeve for pharmaceutical autoinjector pens makes it easier for patients with reduced dexterity due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to handle the medical device and perform self-injections, which can help improve health outcomes. Adding the molded-rubber sleeve also doesn’t require pharma companies to incur time-consuming and costly packaging revalidation. Read full Q&A> [...]

2019-07-10T14:40:11-04:00July 10th, 2019|adherence, autoinjector, compliance, self-injection, training|

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

Desperate for relief, many people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis—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 [...]

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 >

Training Devices Increase Patient Engagement and Adherence – Creating Better Outcomes

Across the US, half of all adults live with a chronic disease – and many of them are prescribed a self-injectable therapy to help manage their condition. As the patient population and demand for self-injection treatments continue to grow, so will the number of patients being introduced to self-injection drug delivery devices. This growing [...]

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 [...]

For Patients Who Self-Inject, Training Devices May Hold Multiple Benefits

For patients living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s or other autoimmune diseases, one of the hardest parts of dealing with the condition may be the need to self-inject medication. While doctors and nurses try to put patients at ease by demonstrating self-injection techniques in the office, there are many factors that may affect patients’ comfortability [...]

Improving Patients’ Self-Injection Experience

The rapid advancement of biologic therapies has created numerous opportunities for improving patient self injection. As a result, every year, more patients are being introduced to both established and new devices for home treatment. However, studies have shown some patients find it hard to follow the required steps outlined in instructions for use (IFU) documents [...]

2019-05-10T14:50:10-04:00February 1st, 2019|adherence, OnDrugDelivery, self-injection, training, Training Devices|