Is Participating in Clinical Trials Safe?
Pharmaceutical companies spend many years working on new drugs to alleviate pain and suffering. As part of a new drug’s development, it undergoes many laboratory tests, including tests on animals such as rats. The results of these tests are submitted to the FDA, which then decides whether it is safe to perform clinical research on humans.
Although no substance is 100% safe for everyone, the drugs we test at our clinical trial company have been vetted in laboratories and by the federal government.
Conditions Our Clinical Research Company Focuses On
At our clinical research company in Sandy, Utah, we test drugs to treat a variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, many of them gastrointestinal. These include noninflammatory reflux disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes.
All these conditions cause those who suffer with them discomfort, pain, inconvenience and worse. Many have trouble eating and digesting nutritious foods, they miss days of work and school, and spend more time visiting doctors and staying in hospitals.
Benefits to Clinical Trial Participants
To participate in one of our clinical trials, you must have the condition in question as well as meet other criteria. One reason our subjects want to be part of our clinical research studies is because they receive free, cutting-edge medical care, as well as free testing. Neither volunteers nor their insurance company is billed for any services they receive as part of our clinical trials.
As a volunteer, you get to be one of the first ones to test a new drug. This is a remarkable opportunity, especially in the case of testing new groundbreaking drugs.
If the new drug is proven effective, it is eventually made available to the general public. As a clinical trial volunteer, you get the satisfaction of knowing that it was through your efforts that this drug was brought to market.