What is a clinical
research study is designed to test new investigational drugs, devices, or
procedures to see if they work and are safe. Clinical studies are an
important step in making new medications available.
How can I obtain study
Please use the contact us form to
obtain information on any of our studies, or visit the Studies page to find
information on DRAC's current studies to determine if a particular study may
be of benefit to you.
What are the qualifications to
be in a clinical trial/study?
The qualifications to participate
in each study vary according to the study itself. The qualifications to
participate in an arthritis study vary drastically from the qualifications
to participate in a migraine study. Please visit the studies page find out
the qualifications for a particular study.
What can I expect during a
clinical trial/study participation?
To determine if a new
investigational drug is safe and effective, some study participants may take
medication; others may take a placebo (sugar pill). If you decide to
volunteer for a clinical study, you will learn about the potential risks and
benefits of participating in a specific study when you review the study's
"informed consent" form with study personnel. You will also learn that you
will be carefully monitored by doctors, that government health authorities
and a medical ethics group will oversee the research, and that you can stop
participation freely at any time.
If you decide to participate in a
particular study, you can expect to come in for an initial consultation for
review of your medical history to determine your eligibility for
participation in the study. As a participant you may be asked to visit a
health care provider regularly, take medication, have laboratory and
diagnostic tests conducted and you may be asked to modify your diet and
Who conducts and participants
in a clinical trial/study?
The study is conducted by DRAC in
conjunction with doctors, nurses government health authorities and a medical
ethics group. Doctors carefully monitor your health and well being during
the study in conjunction with the study coordinator that is assigned to your