Clinical trials are research studies performed to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for medical interventions such as new drugs, therapies, or devices. Clinical trials produce the best data available for health care decision making. These trials follow strict scientific standards to protect patients and help produce reliable study results.
Why should you consider participating in a clinical trial?
Clinical trials may offer cutting edge treatments otherwise not available to patients. A patient could benefit from participating since in many diseases there are no satisfactory treatments available. Patients can also benefit since many times the study medications, study procedures, and study related office visits are paid for by the pharmaceutical company or sponsor. Information gathered through clinical trials will help to enhance the overall knowledge of diseases and future treatments.
How are patients protected during the participation in a clinical trial?
Participation in clinical trials is purely voluntary and participants can withdraw from a study at any time and for any reason. Paticipants are protected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The National Institute of Health (NIH), and Independent Review Boards (IRB). These identities oversee all research to protect the rights and maintain welfare of all study participants. If you would like more information, visit the following websites:
Current Clinical Trials at the Boca Raton Skin Institute:
Acne – Male or female patients with moderate to severe acne who are 9 years or older