Who we are

Food & Drug Research, Inc. is a medical market research company, founded in 1988, that specializes in recruiting patients and medical professionals as well as respondents of all types for online questionnaires and TDIs.

What we do

Health Care Professional Recruiting for Online Surveys and TDIs

We recruit from either the client provided list or from one of our several panels of HCP professionals to reach qualified respondents.

Our panel of medical specialists include: • Allergists and Immunologists • Cardiologists • Dermatologists • Endocrinologists • Hematologists • Nephrologists • Neurologists • Oncologists • Pediatricians • Primary Care Physicians • Psychiatrists • Pulmonologists • Rheumatologists • Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Office Staff

We recruit Hard-to-Reach Patient Populations for Online Surveys.

During the past decade new treatments and products have proliferated for people with rare conditions and for people with rare manifestations that occur in more common conditions. Concurrently there is a need to reach and interview the patients who are receiving these treatments and using these products.

The most statistically reliable way to reach these patients is also the least expensive: by internet recruiting from large consumer panels. However, this method breaks down where the screening criteria are too exclusive or where the subject matter is too sensitive.

Food & Drug Research is successfully addressing the problem of reaching those hard-to-find patient groups. Rather than use a large consumer panel, we enroll a relatively small number of physicians in a number of specialties. These physicians themselves pre-screen and recruit those of their patients who fit precise screening criteria. This method assures that our clients’ questionnaires are answered by the appropriate respondents.

We have successfully conducted internet studies with LOIs of up to 60 minutes and with IRs as low as 0.003% (about 10,000 patients) of the general US population.

Patient surveys fielded

Below are some of the areas in which we have successfully recruited patients and administered studies in the past three years.

Cancer Patients:

  • • Prostate - all stages and both metastatic and non-metastatic
  • • Renal
  • • Breast - stages 3 and 4
  • • Lung - stages 3 and 4
  • • Gastric
  • • Pancreatic
  • • NSCLC
  • • Carcinoid tumors
  • • Myeloid Leukemia

Blood disorders:

  • • Hemophilia A
  • • Hemophilia B
  • • Von Willebrand Disease
  • • Beta Thalassemia

Other disorders:

  • • HIV/AIDS
  • • Psoriasis
  • • COPD
  • • Asthma
  • • Urticaria
  • • Hyperparathyroidism
  • • Immunodeficiency
  • • Parkinson’s Disease
  • • Binge Eating
  • • Multiple Sclerosis
  • • Diabetes
  • • HAE

OUR METHOD WORKS WELL FOR CLIENT, DOCTOR AND PATIENT:

    • There are No HIPAA Issues.
    • Patients respond seriously because they feel they are doing the study through their own physician.
    • We verify feasibility with physicians beforehand, including patient ability and LOI.
    • We are able to obtain requisite information such as demographics, disease stage, medication taking, etc.