Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. Company Profile

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Patient Advocacy Council, Inc. (PAC) is an independent, central Institutional Review Board (IRB) founded in 1999 by individuals with a large breadth of experience in many different areas of clinical research. PAC’s mission is to advocate the conduct of ethical research through dedicated board members and sound procedures that exceed regulations governing human participant research.
Understanding the regulatory environment and staying abreast of the regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations is of paramount importance to every PAC board member. This serves to protect the interests of its clients and everyone involved in the conduct of each clinical trial
Beyond this foundation of rigorous oversight, PAC is committed to providing excellent customer service to sponsors, physician investigators, and medical centers.


601 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 315
United States of America


Phone: (251) 479-5IRB
Fax: (251) 450-1253

News Articles [968 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Opioid makers gave millions to patient advocacy groups to sway prescribing

A new report suggests that drug makers provided substantial funding to patient advocacy groups and physicians to influence the controversial debate over appropriate usage and prescribing of opioids.

Biosimilar oversight? Advocacy groups lobby Congress to increase patient safety

Patient advocacy groups have called on Congress to address patient safety concerns in oversight hearings, following an influx of US FDA biosimilar drug approvals.

ISPOR council to raise patient voice in healthcare research, decision making

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) recently established a new advisory council devoted to patient engagement.

Because patient advocacy groups aren’t always what they seem: A quick guide to nonprofit sleuthing

Journalists shouldn’t take organizations they report on at face value. Rather, they should ask who calls the shots and who provides the funding. And they should report findings that call into questi...

Patient advocacy group warns of steep price rises for certain medicines

A report from advocacy group AARP - the American Association of Retired Persons - has found that retail…

STAT Plus: McCaskill plans a bill to force pharma to disclose payments to nonprofits and advocacy groups

Nearly 12 percent of patient advocacy groups received more than half of their revenue from industry funding.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Welcomes Leading Doctors to Physicians Council

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to welcome four new members to RESOLVE’s Physicians Council. Membership of this council is composed of leading physicians in the United State...

Pharma backing of advocacy groups: a call for transparency

Lawmakers concerned about a mounting opioid crisis are pushing for the pharmaceutical industry to fully disclose their financial influence on patient advocacy groups. Last week Ontario enacted a provi...

PubMed Articles [2095 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Promoting person-centred care in the perioperative setting through patient advocacy: an observational study.

To examine the extent to which the findings from an integrative review regarding perioperative patient advocacy could be empirically supported, and to describe Swedish registered nurse anaesthetists' ...

Symptom Burden and Self-Advocacy: Exploring the Relationship Among Female Cancer Survivors

Although patient self-advocacy is a critical component of patient-centered care, the association between symptom burden and self-
advocacy has received little attention. 

Training Physicians in Advocacy: Why It Matters.

At a time in our country's history when state and federal legislative regulations on medical practice and access to services are at an all-time high, effective physician advocacy in women's health is ...

The role of patient and physician advocacy in reducing wait times for cancer care: a qualitative analysis.

There is growing interest in the role of physician as health advocate; however, few studies have documented advocacy from the patient's perspective. To address this gap, we examined the experiences of...

From Private Practice to Academia: Integrating social and political advocacy into every MFT Identity.

While advocacy was essential to establishing the field of marriage and family therapy, at present a social and political advocacy skill set is lacking for the typical marriage and family therapist (MF...

Clinical Trials [2068 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Senior Change Makers Study: Improving Physical Activity Environments

Senior Change Makers is an intergenerational intervention that compares two, 8-week programs: (1) an advocacy program wherein senior participants perform audits of their physical activity ...

Self-Advocacy Serious Game in Advanced Cancer

Self-advocacy, defined as the ability of a patient to get her needs and priorities met in the face of a challenge, is an essential skill but not all women with advanced cancer are able to ...

Self-Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) After TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been conceptualized as a chronic health condition, warranting self-advocacy for health management services across the lifespan. Successful self-advocacy re...

The Treatment Advocacy Program

The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of TAP, a behavioral intervention, in improving sexual safety and treatment adherence among gay and bisexual men infected with HIV. It is ...

The Pride Body Project

The purpose of this study is to better investigate the efficacy of the PRIDE Body Project in respect to preventing eating disorders in sexual minority men. In this randomized controlled tr...

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(Pi) PATIENT INTERACTION® blends innovation, creativity and proven "best practices" to create practical business solutions for clinical trial patient recruitment and retention. We manage the entire p...

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