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A clinical trial (also called a clinical research study) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and find ways to improve health.
Why clinical research trials?
Clinical trials are important
Today, people are living longer lives from successful treatments that are the results of past clinical trials. Through clinical trials, researchers and doctors are able to answer specific questions about the treatment of a specific health issue. These can include testing new drugs or devices for safety and effectiveness, comparing existing treatments or studying new ways to use existing medications.
Advancements in medical treatments
Being involved in a research study allows you to play a more active role in your own health care, help others by contributing to the research that advances treatments, and possibly gain access to new research treatments before they are available to the general public.
Who can participate in clinical trials?
In order to participate in a specific clinical trial you must meet qualifications for the individual study. These are based upon several factors such as gender, age, other treatments, stage and type of disease, as well as medical history. You will be carefully screened prior to being enrolled into a study.
Are clinical trials safe?
Before enrolling into a clinical trial, the details of your specific trial will be thoroughly explained. The medication or device involved will be discussed and required procedures will be covered. We also address any the benefits of your trial as well as the potential risks. Any questions you have will be answered at your initial consultation, as well as throughout the clinical trial period. Research patients are monitored closely by research staff throughout the study; however, while research assessment results may be shared with your primary care provider, being in a clinical trial does not replace your routine medical care.
It is important to note that all clinical trials are voluntary and you may decline to be involved or you may withdraw at any time during the study.
Who oversees clinical trials?
Clinical research falls under the guidance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the laws by which it is governed. Each trial is reviewed prior to and throughout the study by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), whose purpose is to protect the safety, welfare and rights of the patients involved in clinical research.
Current clinical trials
Prevea Health is currently enrolling patients with the following medical conditions into clinical trials:
Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes requiring additional diabetes medication
High cholesterol with a history of a heart attack, stroke or peripheral artery disease
Study of Cholesterol Lowering Drug
Specific neuromuscular diseases in patients seen in the MDA Clinic/MDA Care Center (observational registry only, no medication)
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in a clinical trial, please call Prevea Clinical Research at (920) 272-3336.
Visit the links below for more information on clinical research:
National Institutes for Health and Clinical Research
Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation
HHS.gov Office for Human Research Protections
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Sponsors and CROs
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