Every day, research uncovers new information about medical conditions and possible therapies. Your involvement in clinical studies could help in the development of new medications. You and many other people may benefit from your willingness to become involved.
Volunteering to participate in a clinical drug study is one of the best ways you can contribute to the understanding of diseases that affect people and the development of new therapies. Volunteers are important to the clinical study phase of the drug approval process. As a volunteer, you are the most critical link in a long chain of research and testing in the development of new medications for a broad range of health problems.
Each year, thousands of people volunteer to participate in clinical drug studies. Benefits to you as a volunteer may include:
- Participating in the research process that may lead to new therapies.
- Receiving medical care from physicians during the study.
- Learning new information about your condition.