Insurance is not needed as the pharmaceutical company fund the research studies.
You may withdraw consent or decide to stop participating at any time during the study.
There are many reasons to participate in a clinical trial!
Clinical trials are where new treatments are tested before they are made available to the general public. While participants of clinical trials cannot be assured of treatment, there are often many other benefits associated with participating.
Participants are closely followed by board-certified physicians, gain new knowledge about their condition, receive diagnostic tests and labs at no cost, and help advance medicine by providing valuable data for the research study. Additionally, participants are often compensated for their time devoted to participation.
Why is research important?
Research volunteers make medical discoveries and scientific developments possible through their support of research. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers may participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Volunteers with an illness or disease may also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the investigational medication and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future. Choosing to participate in a clinical research trial is a personal decision and we view that relationship as a partnership, as we work together to find new or more effective treatments.
The rights and welfare of clinical trial participants are protected by US federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who oversee much of the medical research in the US.