Learn How Clinical Studies Can Help You To
Solve Your Arthritis Pains And Possibly Save You Money
Many improvements are being made with medicines that can help people with arthritis. New medicines for arthritis are now available. Physicians and other health professionals perform research studies to determine if these drugs will be safe and effective.
Clinical studies are used to test the safety and effectiveness of medications. The drugs are first tested thoroughly in a laboratory before patients are allowed to use them. Participation in these studies is voluntary. Patients who do participate are also allowed to stop the study at any time. The benefits to participating in clinical studies are the opportunity to test new investigational treatment before it is available to the general public, and access to free study-related examinations, laboratory tests and procedures.
To find out if you qualify for any of the following clinical studies, please click on the link below to find out what some of the qualifications are and how you can learn more about the studies.
Clinical trials are conducted primarily in four phases (I, II, III, & IV).
Phase I is the first time the investigational material is used in humans. These people are usually healthy volunteers.
Phase II is a trial with people who have the disease, but are generally healthy. This phase assesses safety as well as the efficacy of the treatment.
Phase III is a trial with a larger population of affected patients to determine safety, efficacy, and side effects for a more diverse patient pool.
Phase IV clinical trials take place after the drug or treatment has been approved by the FDA to determine its long term safety.
After a clinical trial has been completed, some sponsors may decide to continue giving the treatment or medication to patients who are receiving relief and therapeutic benefits from the medication. In this case, the study is continued to further monitor the success or long term side effects that may result. In other cases, patients will not receive study medication until it is approved by the FDA and available for public use. When a study ends all data is compiled and assessed. The safety, efficacy, and side effects of the study treatment are agreed upon.
With your help we can find a cure for arthritis. Volunteers are critical components of drug and treatment approval! Please ask today how you can become one of our many clinical trial participants.
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