The Foundation for a Better QOL (Quality of Life) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. The Foundation was established in 2010 and our overall goal is to improve health related quality of life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability through innovative clinical research. A portion of the profits from iHeadache®, iHeadache Online™ and other products developed by BetterQOL, Inc. are donated to the Foundation. The goals of the founation are as follows:
- Foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to protect and improve health;
- Develop and maintain resources that will prevent and reduce the burden of disease;
- Expand the knowledge base in the medical community and other associated sciences in order to enhance the overall well‐being of patients.
In realizing these goals, The Foundation for a Better QOL focuses on programs designed to improve the health of patients by conducting research in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases. The Foundation also directs programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information
Inexpensive and generic medications are being used “off label” by physicians everyday to treat a variety of diseases. Off-label use is the practice of prescribing pharmaceuticals for a purpose outside the scope of a drug's approved label. Off-label use of medications is very common. Up to one-fifth of all drugs are prescribed off- label and amongst psychiatric drugs, off-label use rises to 31 percent (Radley, et al. 2006).
It is cost prohibitive for pharmaceutical companies to fund clinical trials to study inexpensive or generic medications. These drugs no longer have a patent or are not expensive enough to justify the cost of a large study. The Foundation for a Better QOL aims to study these medications in various diseases and then publish the results of their studies in journals, abstracts, presentations, or other venues in the medical community. The tools developed by BetterQOL, Inc. (iHeadache, iHeadache Online, My MS Diary, and others will be used in our clinical studies. Click here or a list of current research projects.
The Foundation for a Better QOL appreciates all donations whether they are in-kind or monetary. If you would like to make a monetary donation you may send your payment to:
The Foundation for a Better QOL
6700 West Loop South, Ste 330
Bellaire, TX 77401
Board of Directors
The Foundation for a Better QOL is a relatively young organization. We are actively seeking board members who have an interest in making a difference in the lives of people afflicted by chronic diseases. Our current board members include:
- Leonora Aboulafia
- Carmen Juch
- Brian D. Loftus, MD
- Blakely D. Long