WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
It is important to test investigational drugs in people with the condition for which the study drug is designed. It is also important to conduct research in a variety of people because different people may respond differently to the study drug. FDA seeks to ensure that people of different ages, races, ethnic groups, and genders are included in clinical research studies.
Some people participate in research studies because they have exhausted approved treatment options - which either did not work for them, or they were unable to tolerate certain side effects. Clinical research studies may provide another option when standard therapy has failed.
Other people participate in research studies because they want to contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. Not everyone who applies for a clinical research study will be accepted. Volunteers may be excluded based on the eligibility criteria and/or the number of participants needed by the researchers to collect enough information to determine the safety and effectiveness of a medication.
IS RESEARCH FOR ME?
Clinical research studies may provide people with the chance to contribute to the discovery of future, new and improved medications. To be eligible to participate, you must meet the requirements of a particular study. Each study has different requirements. After speaking to one of our patient specialists, you will know if you fit the criteria or not. For a list of our current studies, visit our website.
For more detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions about participating in clinical research studies call us today at (352) 394-0833.