Friday, July 3, 2009

Chance to do a CLL Interview in Costa Mesa and make a difference, give to charity, and get paid to boot

What follows is a letter I received about a chance to do an interview on CLL.

If you have CLL and live in OC, please consider it. I want big pharma to hear from us and not be drowned out by the NHL group, as much as I wish them every blessing. 

This is our chance to have the ear of the big company and maybe they will hear what we want. I know what I want to tell them, but I won't prejudice their study by sharing it at this time.

Plus for giving them an earful, you get paid $150  and I get $25 that I will be giving to charity. Win. Win. Win.

Here's the letter:


Medical Data Concepts, a well-established marketing research consulting firm working exclusively in the health care industry is conducting a study for a major  pharmaceutical company on the treatment of  Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The topic of the study is patient information for CLL and NHL patients.


The purpose of this study is to gather information/opinions from the patient. Participants will not be asked to take any medication, nor is the intent to influence the prescribing of any particular product.  All responses will be treated confidentially, and will be reported in aggregate only.


In order to get direct feedback from patients we would like to enlist your help.  Over the next 3-4 weeks could you please ask the members of your CLL support group to call us to discuss participation in this market research study?


The interviews will be conducted in person at Assistance in Marketing in Costa Mesa on July 20.


Please have them call prior to these dates to answer some preliminary questions.


We have attached a letter you can give to the members explaining the project and providing a toll-free number for them to call for more details.

We appreciate your assistance with this important project. For every patient that completes the survey, you will receive $25.


The CLL patient will receive $150 for their participation.


If you have any questions regarding this project, please call us at 1-800-868-4206 and ask for Robin.


Thank you


Jill O’Reilly

Director of Research information Services



2275 N. Rand Rd.  PalatineIllinois  60074





Blogger Unknown said...

Count me in.

July 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger pkenn said...

Are you doing the phone interviews too? Costa Mesa is a bit of a drive.


July 5, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger J.R. said...

I'm in.

July 10, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

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