Before any medicine can be prescribed or used, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that the drug undergoes strict testing to be sure that it will be safe for people to take and effective at treating a particular disease. This process of testing and evaluation is conducted mainly through clinical trials.
A clinical trial is a research study performed by physicians and other health professionals in which new treatments are tested in volunteers. At any given time there are several clinical trials in progress to determine how safe and effective new treatments may be. Finding better treatment and new options in healthcare by participating in clinical trials offers our physicians, nurses, and patients a positive role in innovative healthcare. All trials are reviewed for safety by our physicians as well as an independent review board.
Benefits of participating in a clinical trial:
Rheumatoid Arthritis | Diabetes | Osteoarthritis
Erosive Esophagitis | Gastroenteritis | Sjogren’s Syndrome
Osteoporosis | Gastric Ulcer | Hypertension
Hyperlipidemia | Liver Disorders | Irritable Bowel Syndrome
To find out more about the current trials please contact the Clinical Research Manager at 501-221-5889.