Clinical Trial News & Information

Common Myths Related to Clinical Trials

Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing medical research. Many people are often hesitant to consider participating in a clinical research trial because they don’t fully understand the process, or they’ve heard some misleading things. Let’s discuss some of the many common myths surrounding clinical trial participation. Myth 1: Clinical trial participants are just

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The Personal Side of Clinical Trials

It was fall 2012 and the air was crisp outside. Inside, it was just another chaotic day at work. My coworker and friend Drea hadn’t been feeling well and the whole office was feeling the effects. She was always full of laughter, jokes, and had a bright demeanor but something was just…off. When we all finally

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Why Do We Need Clinical Trials?

An ad for an osteoarthritis clinical research study comes across your newsfeed one day while browsing Facebook. Your OA has been tough to manage, and you notice that no insurance is required to participate in the study and that you may even be compensated for study-related time and travel. You’re not really sure what’s involved,

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Clinical Trials Q&A

Clinical trials, clinical research, research studies, clinical research studies…pretty soon it all starts to run together and may get pretty confusing. If you’re thinking about participating in a clinical trial, that last thing you want to be is confused. You should feel comfortable and at ease, and have the ability to ask any questions that

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placebo effect in clinical trials

Placebo: All in your head?

While it may be hard to believe, many people claim to be cured or experience marked improvement when receiving a treatment that is actually an inactive substance! It seems that the effect of hoping, wishing, believing that a treatment will help, causes people to report that they are better. Treatments that don’t really provide any

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Clinical Trial Process: How Treatments are Tested and Approved

On average, the clinical trial process takes 12 years from the time a new treatment goes from lab testing to your medicine cabinet. via GIPHY Only five out of 5,000 medical treatments that enter preclinical tests make it to human tests; of those 5 clinically-tested drugs, only 1 is approved. That means each new potential

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