MS Patients Rarely Perfectly Adhere to Medication Regimen Concludes Massachusetts General Hospital-led Virtual Clinical Trial

MS Patients Rarely Perfectly Adhere to Medication Regimen Concludes Massachusetts General Hospital-led Virtual Clinical Trial

A recent study sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Pillsy Inc. was based on the assumption that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have variable adherence to MS medications, leading to challenges in achieving full efficacy of disease modifying therapies not to mention challenging the ongoing investigation to the extent of true treatment failures. While some patients don’t adhere due to a busy or active lifestyle, others may have cognitive impairments thus preventing them from organizing and planning a regular dose schedule. This study, involving digital decentralized elements, introduced an electronic pill call made by Pillsy to record pill taking, timing, as well as include alert-based reminders via the mobile app. The adherence data, captured by the app, is monitored and analyzed by a remote study team.

The Study

This particular clinical trial (NCT04130256) started at the end of 2019 and concluded recently. Involving a targeted 85 participants, the study was led according to the clincialtrials.gov disclosure by Farrah Mateen with Massachusetts General Hospital. However, Dylan R. Rice  is also identifie...

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