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WHY PARTICIPATE IN CLINICAL TRIALS

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Every medical breakthrough starts in a clinical trial. Therefore, clinical trial participants play a critical role in advancing medicine for everybody; positively impacting the health of millions of people around the world, including friends and family.

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Clinical trials are how we test promising medicines and determine whether current treatments are working.

If you have ever taken prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, your life has been touched by clinical research and the amazing clinical trial participants. Through the important clinical research process, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines are developed for those who need them most.

Clinical trial participants get access to medical care and cutting-edge treatments and medical devices that are not available on the market at reduced, or no cost often receiving financial compensation for time and travel. Joining a clinical trial is a great way to take control of your healthcare by improving and educating yourself about your own health and well-being. Gain a stake in the future of medical science.

Participating in a clinical trial is the best way everyday people can contribute to important medical discoveries.

Clinical Trial FAQ's

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WHAT ARE CLINICAL TRIALS?

Before any medication is made available to patients, it must go through a rigorous clinical trial process. Clinical trials seek to determine the safety and efficacy of new drugs by answering questions like:

  • Does this treatment work as well as or better than existing medications?
  • Which patients does this treatment help the most?
  • Does this treatment have any side effects?
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF PARTCIPATING IN A CLINICAL TRIAL?

There are both benefits and risks associated with clinical trials. By participating in a trial, you may benefit by:

  • Gaining access to new treatments that are not yet available to the public
  • Obtaining expert medical care at a leading health care facility
  • Playing an active role in your own health care
  • Helping others by contributing to medical research

There are also risks involved in clinical trials, including:

  • There may be side effects from treatment
  • Treatment may not be effective for some individuals
  • The study may require time for traveling to the study site and receiving treatments

HOW CAN I JOIN A CLINICAL TRIAL?

If you would like to join a clinical trial, go to this website’s Contact page and fill out the contact form. Our patient enrollment experts will reach out to you with clinical trial opportunities for which you may be eligible.

Before you join a clinical trial, you will be asked to sign a document referred to as a consent form. This document will outline your participation in the trial, and signing it gives your consent to be enrolled in the study. Your study doctors will review this document with you and answer any questions you have about its contents.  

Your participation in a clinical trial is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may change your mind about being in the study, and may quit at any time without penalty or loss of benefits regarding your future care.

DOES A PARTICIPANT CONTINUE TO WORK WITH A PRIMARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WHILE IN A TRIAL?

Yes. Most clinical trials provide short-term treatments related to a designated illness or condition, but do not provide extended or complete primary health care.

The Safety of participants is the most important concern in clinical research studies

Protecting the safety of people who take part in clinical trials is a high priority for clinical researchers throughout a study.
Every trial has scientific oversight and are carefully conducted under rigorous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines
with very specific rights that help protect patients.

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Participant Resources

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We recommend the following websites for clinical trial participants or anyone considering clinical trial participation.