In health care, clinical trials are conducted to allow information to be collected for new drugs or devices. These trials can only take place once satisfactory information has been gathered on the quality and the safety of the drug or product. Clinical trials do not begin until the Health Authority/Ethics Committee approves the study.
Rogue Valley Clinical Research participates in phase 2 – 4 clinical trials as well as National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored clinical research. Many of the studies involve hundreds to thousands of patients in many countries.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Before joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses or conditions to be studied in the clinical trial, while others need healthy participants.
Rogue Valley Clinical Research
Find out more about the fascinating world of clinical research at The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation, a non-profit organization focused on educating and informing the public about clinical research participation.
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