What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a medical research study where an Investigation Medication/Device is being evaluated in order to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be sold in the United States. Clinical Trials are voluntary and all services provided are at no charge to the patient or their insurance. All clinical trials are overseen by the Food and Drug Administration along with Institutional Review Boards (ethics committees). The Institutional Review Board’s purpose is to protect the rights of research participants. Each research center has a Principal Investigator who oversees all the research activities and to ensure the research studies are being conducted safely, ethically and properly.
Participation in clinical trials is completely voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time. Interested participants must meet certain criteria in order to take part in the research study. Along with being carefully evaluated by our board certified physicians, research participants may be compensated for their time and travel.