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Why should I participate in a Clinical Trial?

August 22, 2018 FAQs

There are many reasons why people take part in research studies. Often it gives you a chance to access a medicine that is not available for the market for prescription. Often the process for collecting information in the study will allow your doctor to find out more about your disease, and the effects it has on you. This may allow you to benefit from better treatments after you have completed a Trial. For Phase 1 Trials, a trial may not benefit you directly, but the information gathered may be of help to patient volunteers. Many healthy volunteers, and also patient volunteers, derive satisfaction from knowing that they are part of the effort to potentially reduce the suffering of other people.

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