Dan Leonard Addresses Barriers to Patient Involvement in Research

The industry has seen a lot of progress when it comes to involving patients more and earlier in the research progress, Dan Leonard, president of the National Pharmaceutical Council, said at the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance's 10th Annual Meeting.

The industry has seen a lot of progress when it comes to involving patients more and earlier in the research progress, Dan Leonard, president of the National Pharmaceutical Council, said at the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance's 10th Annual Meeting.

For example, patients are being used earlier when it comes to usability and developing criteria for improving standards. He highlighted the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as one organization that has really worked hard to include patients.

"PCORI now has patients plugged into every step of the way of their process, which is really a relatively new development and I would say definitely a positive development," Mr Leonard said.