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.