A clinical trail is a type of research study. Clinical trails test new treatments and compare them to available treatments (the usual way doctors treat certain health conditions or diseases). The Food and Drug Administration requires clinical trails before a new medication can be approved. Sometimes it is necessary to compare an experimental treatment with a placebo (inactive treatment) when no standard treatment exists.
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Clinical trails are the engine of medical progress. There is great need for people to take part in clinical trails because that is how researchers learn more about diseases and develop better treatments.
Participants volunteer for a variety of reasons. They may be looking for a treatment solution that is superior to their current conventional therapy. They may want to learn more about their own health or take a more active role in their own healthcare. They may not have health insurance and would receive investigational drugs, associated visits, x-rays, and labs free of charge. Or, they may want to help in the search for better health for people in the future.
Our trails enable patients and community members to gain access to drug treatments not routinely available elsewhere.
Because the trails are experiments, personal benefit cannot be guaranteed. The benefits of taking part in a clinical trail depend on the study you join. Here are some possible benefits you might get from taking part in a clinical trail. You may:
- Get free health exams
- Learn more about your health
- Take a more active role in your own healthcare
- Have your medical condition watched closely
- Receive some medications at no cost to you
- Help answer research questions that may mean better health for people in the future
There are possible risks to you when you take part in a clinical trail. The study doctors and coordinators will watch you carefully for any changes in your health. You are always free to leave the study. The risks will vary depending on the kind of trail you join. Here are some of the possible risks:
- You may have side effects (health problems) from taking a new medication or getting a new procedure that is being tested
- The visits for the clinical trail may be frequent and time consuming
- The therapy you receive may not be effective or you may be assigned to a placebo group
Before people join a clinical trail, they go through something called the “informed consent process.” This process ensures that as a potential study participant you are given written information about the purpose of the study, the risks and benefits of being in the study; and what you may expect to occur during the course of the study. Once you have carefully read these documents, you should ask questions about words or procedures that you don’t understand.
You can change your mind and leave a study at any time. Remember that being a part of a clinical trail is always your choice. Your relationship with your doctor will not change because you decide to leave a study and your care will not be affected in any way.
If you are interested in taking part in a study, call Advanced Clinical Research Of Orlando .The research staff will ask you questions to see if you meet the eligibility criteria for that study.
The decision to take part in a clinical trail is yours to make. If you are interested in participating in any of our trails, please contact us at 407 757 0068.
Our research staff will be happy to discuss our current trails and help determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for any of our studies.