WHAT IS A CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY?
- Before a new drug or treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it must be shown to be both safe and effective. Typically this is accomplished by a Clinical Research Study – a carefully controlled trial designed to test and evaluate medications and treatment plans.
WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY?
- Your health will be closely monitored by the Physicians and Research Coordinators conducting the study.
- Your disease or condition may be helped with the treatment or device being studied.
- You will be helping others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY?
- There is no cost to a study volunteer to participate in a research study.
- Study related testing such as Physical Exams, Breathing Tests, ECG’s, Laboratory Tests and Allergy Skin Tests are provided at no charge to the participant.
- Study related medications are provided at no charge to the participant.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES?
If you are enrolled in a Clinical Research Study, and you decide you do not wish to continue, you may stop at anytime. Remember…You are a volunteer!
It is important that you make an informed choice about volunteering for a Clinical Research Study.