What is a clinical trial or clinical study?

  • Clinical trails are the leading edge of the latest medications, medical devices or treatments of various diagnoses.
  • The goal of a trial is to evaluate the efficacy of what is being tested to be better than what is currently available on the market.
  • Before any new medication, devices, or medical procedures can be introduced to the general public, the Federal Drug Agency requires Sponsors to go through a series of clinical trials.

Why should I participate?

  • These trials provide free medical evaluation, medication, and doctor visits.
  • Trials will compensate the patient for their time and travel.
  • Volunteers help advance science to develop better medicines and devices with fewer side effects.
  • Without volunteers these treatments will not advance.
  • Be a part of something that may help many people.

What are the possible benefits, risks, or side effects of a clinical trial?

  • Benefits of receiving medication that will help you more than what you currently have.
  • As with any medicine there are possible side effects. You will be informed of the side effects for the study.

What is expected of me, the patient?

  • Once qualified the coordinator will inform you when you have office visits
  • Each visit requires some of your time but you will be compensated.
  • The visits are free the volunteer.
  • Each study is different and will be explained in detail by the coordinator or doctor.

What is in it for the volunteer?

  • Volunteers are compensated for their time and travel and will recieve a free medical evaluation.
  • Advancing science: What we discover right now can help patients in the future.

Who will oversee my medical care during the trial?

  • The primary investigator will oversee all treatment and will provide 24/7 access to research for any questions or issues you may have.
  • You will retain your family physician.
  • HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) laws protect your privacy.

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