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Every day, thousands of people like you participate in clinical research studies. These medical trials are essential for the development of new and improved treatments. Your participation could have a positive impact on the quality of life experienced by millions of people.
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Answering your frequently asked questions about medical trials
Before a drug can be prescribed, it must go through a long testing and approval process, including clinical studies. A clinical study is used to test new drugs (medications) and develop new uses for existing drugs. At our research clinics, we work with pharma companies on studies to answer questions like:
There are plenty of misconceptions about what happens on a clinical research study. These are just that: myths.
Your safety is our number one priority. Drug development is highly regulated with strict safety and ethical guidelines and we take those regulations very seriously.
You will be paid for your time and participation in the study. Compensation is based on the length of the study, the number of overnight stays in our clinic, and the number of outpatient visits you attend.
The studies conducted at our clinics require that you are at least 18 years old. Medical eligibility requirements vary with each clinical study.
For each clinical trial to provide the level of information needed to understand how a new medicine works, volunteers can only take part in one study at a time, usually with three (03) month in between the end of one trial and the start of another. After that, you’re free to apply for another study.
If you are on medication, your eligibility will depend on what medication you are taking and the clinical study design, which varies from study to study.
If you are interested in participating in a specific study any potential risks will be explained to you before you give your consent to participate. You will also be able to discuss any concerns you may have with a member of our medical team.
Depending on the type of study, there are certain conditions we may ask you to meet to ensure accurate study results. These could include restrictions on exercise, smoking, medications and alcohol. We’ll give you full details before you apply to take part in a study so you’ll always know what’s expected.
We only use qualified medical staff and physicians to conduct our clinical studies. An independent regulatory board reviews each study protocols including all procedures. This review is conducted to make sure the study is scientifically and ethically sound. This independent review board oversees the processes that we use for informing you about clinical research studies, including the following:
Our staff respects your privacy. No information will be given out about your participation and/or your medical information unless required by law. For example, the sponsor, regulatory agencies, or an independent review board may inspect your clinical research study medical records. This may include your name, address or other information that identifies you. If necessary, some or all of your records may be copied during these inspections. Apart from the regulatory or statutory requirements, your information will not be disclosed to any one else.
The results of the clinical study may be presented at meetings or in publications. However, you will not be personally identified in any presentations or publications.
Our studies usually require one or more overnight stays at the research clinic, and may require multiple outpatient visits. The number of visits depends on the requirements of each study.
When you stay at the research clinic, you will have multiple blood draws, physical exams and vital sign checks. Between procedures, you may have time to read, study, watch TV, play games (caroms and chess) , etc. are available.
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