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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a Clinical Trial?
A Clinical trial is designed to evaluate and test new interventions such as psychotherapies or medications. Strict rules for these trials are put in place by the National Institute of Health and the FDA.
2. How does the process work?
Before joining a clinical trial, you will be given an informed consent document that describes your rights as a participant as well as details about the study, including possible risks. Any questions you may have regarding what the study requires or how you can benefit from participating can be asked to any of our board-certified physicians. Once you decide you would like to participate and sign the informed consent, you may have study-related procedures conducted such as a physical exam, or laboratory tests. These exams will be free of charge.
3. Why should I participate?
Some people participate in clinical trials because none of the standard approved treatment options have worked, or they are unable to tolerate certain side effects. Clinical trials provide another option when standard therapy has failed. Participating in these trials also help find out more information on how the lives of the patients are affected and what treatments are more effective.
4. What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?
Your time is valuable to us. You will be compensated for your time and travel. Keep in mind every study has different rates of compensation. This is because each study entails different procedures to be completed. Details of compensation will always be included in the informed consent. You will receive free medical treatment and medications related to the study. You will also be evaluated by board certified physicians.
5. Am I forced to participate?
Your participating is completely voluntarily. The participant has the right to decline to take part or withdraw from the clinical investigation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits. If withdrawing from a clinical trial, you will be compensated only for the visits that were completed.
6. Are there any risks?
Clinical trial procedures are reviewed by institutional review boards (IRBs). These individuals
ensure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of participants. If the risks to participate are found to be too great, the IRB will not approve the research trial. On your first visit, the informed consent that is provided to you explains the risks of the study and what exams are required to be completed.
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Confidentiality is also an important part of conducting these clinical studies. Only authorized personnel such as the sponsor and their employees can view any medical information of the participant during the trial. Participants will be identified by initials and a study number.
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