FDA Drug Approval. Start to Finish. Step 1: Preparation The first step is to plan your strategy. Do you want to make a structure and function claim or a drug claim? Structure & Function Claims: If … Read More

How do you develop an FDA-approved drug? Discovery & Development: This is typically the longest phase of the process. During this time, you are identifying active ingredients and developing your formulation. Pre-Clinical Drug Development: For most … Read More

Clinical Trials in 3 Steps Step 1: The Start Up Period Immediately after coming to an agreement on a clinical research partnership, the Franklin Health Research team begins the Start-Up Period, which is the most labor-intensive … Read More

See how our expertise makes clinical research budget-friendly Clinical trials for natural products are often perceived to be luxury expenditures, far exceeding the budgets of most companies in the field. After all, a research team is … Read More

Make your study fail-proof When entering into clinical research, the greatest concern is typically whether or not the study will provide evidence that the product works at its intended purpose. But a far greater risk is … Read More

Do we really need new studies for our products? With the recent emphasis on clinical research in product formulation, a trend of borrowing research has emerged. Borrowing research refers to the use of existing research to … Read More

Sometimes your clinical trial needs to be rescued If your research is stalled, you’re not alone! In recent years, close to 80% of clinical trials fail to meet their enrollment deadlines and nearly 50% of research … Read More

The purpose of the Franklin Health Research Center is to further the body of evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of essential oils, botanical products, dietary supplements and health behaviors. Industry sponsored research conducted at the … Read More

Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address this gap in knowledge, the FSIHS Research team conducted an elderberry meta-analysis.

One feature of this study not found in previous work is the natural setting and self-administration of the aromatherapy inhalation. This increases generalizability for women with fatigue.