If you have ever taken prescription or over-the-counter medication, your life has benefited from clinical trials.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies designed to answer specific questions about investigational medications that may benefit future patients and current research participants. The trials are designed to assess both the safety and effectiveness of a product and are carefully conducted under rigorous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Through this process, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines are developed and made available to those who need it most.
Make a difference - become a clinical trial participant
Many patients consider clinical research as a care option because they may learn more about their health and receive access to quality medical care. Overall, clinical research positively impacts the health of millions, including friends, family, and future generations, by leading to new medications, vaccines, and medical devices.
As a clinical trial participant, you can expect to:
- Positively impact the health of millions, including friends, family, and future generations
- Improve and educate yourself about your own health
- Gain access to quality medical care and medications not available through other means
- Receive financial compensation for time and travel