Post by cantgetright on Jan 26, 2018 15:44:56 GMT -5
I get text alerts about studies at PPD and worldwide from the same number 667-46 so I'm wondering if they're connected and sharing information about volunteers now. I know PPD was using vct on certain studies last year not sure if they still are. They weren't using for the bigger studies they've had recently.
Can anyone confirm if these clinics are sharing information, or is it still possible to at least screen at both clinics?
I am new to Phase 1 clinical trials so I am trying to learn as much as I can .
Location: Florida I mainly do: Healthy Studies # of studies I have done: 3 A little about me: I am just getting started in clinical trials . Became unemployed and was doing small outpatient studies until someone told me about Covance and it has ed up a new world of making money.
So I am trying to do more inpatient studies and am hoping to do even more next year.
Post by FloridaGirl on Jan 31, 2018 6:22:47 GMT -5
I get the same thing. All of the text alerts for multi clinics come through on that same number so I don't think they are sharing information. Maybe someone else knows but it seems that that number is connected to just sending out studies. Maybe a company , hopefully an independent company , paid to send them all out. Good question I never thought about it but I get them for at least 5 clinics thru that 66746#
I can't speak to why the texts come from the same number, but I'm guessing that it's pretty innocent. But as for whether they share information with each other, when you're at your screening appointment at Worldwide, one of the forms that's in your screening packet is the HIPAA (maybe HIPPA) release form. When they take you into that cubicle to fill out your paperwork, they have you fill out everything, except for the name of the provider, and then sign it. Worldwide holds onto it and it goes into your file. The form is valid for a year. At least that was the procedure as of the last time I was there, which was last year. To me, that always seemed really bizarre. It's like signing a blank check, except instead of a dollar amount that can be filled in by the recipient, you just gave Worldwide permission to share data with or request data from that provider. Are they going to fill in that blank space later on with whatever they see fit? I doubt it, but if not, then why do they want you to sign a blank form? I've heard people give stories about how PPD and Worldwide must be sharing with each other, but I've always approached those people's stories with some skepticism. Because there's always one in every study. Who's always telling the most outrageous stories about how he was in a study and his bunkmate died in his sleep or soing like that.