Why consider clinical trials?
Gain access to new medications
Often with clinical trials, research organizations are trailing new therapies to provide improved care for sufferers of conditions and improve patient outcomes and quality of life. For information relating to a specific trial please ask the clinical staff conducting the study to provide more information.
Participants’ health is monitored by Doctors and nurses at no cost
Through the course of the clinical study, subjects are closely monitored and provided with professional care. This usually commences with your first visit to the trial site where an examination is performed and then is ongoing throughout the clinical trial. Please ask the clinical staff conducting the study to provide more information about patient care.
Medication is provided at no cost
Clinical trials are about providing novel/improved healthcare therapies and patients are closely monitored at all times to ensure that they receive appropriate medication.
Help advance medical research
The media and public are often misinformed when it comes to clinical trials. The fact is, if we do not have new research, we do not achieve improved and new therapies which can provide optimized medications and potential new cures. This is never an overnight result, it is a process that costs pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars and can take more than 10 years just to bring a new therapy to the pharmacy shelf. Before a therapy can be used in a clinical trial it must pass through many thorough preclinical processes to prove that it is safe in humans. The industry is very highly regulated to a very high standard.
Travel expenses are often reimbursed
Most clinical trials will compensate patients for their costs to travel to and from the trial site to ensure that patients are not financially disadvantaged by their participation in the clinical trial. Please ask the clinical staff conducting the study to provide more specific information.
Some clinical trials compensate for time and inconvenience to participate in the trial
Most trials involving healthy volunteers or Patient volunteers are financially compensated. It is also not uncommon for patients to be compensated for their time where a trial may require repeated visits or long periods of observation including overnight stays. This is not always noted in the study information, as there are sometimes restrictions on publicizing this information. Please ask the clinical staff conducting the study to provide more information.