Clinical trials are research studies performed on people to evaluate medicines, surgical devices, and treatments used to treat illnesses, injuries, or conditions so that we can improve health. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug, diet, or medical device (for example, a glucometer), is safe and effective to treat people. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective or has fewer harmful side effects than the standard treatment.
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There are various reasons to participate in clinical research, all aimed towards improving healthcare for everyone. Some people join trials to help foster medical discoveries and drive healthcare advancement. Others participate to find alternative care options for their own diagnosis. Regardless of the reason, we make joining one of our trials safe, easy, and convenient—at the places patients already receive their care.
I was a bit apprehensive at first when contacted and asked if I would be interested in participating. However after meeting the staff at the clinic…everyone was very pleasant and explained things with such ease it made the whole process so simple and easy.”
– John, clinical trial participant