What is clinical research?
Clinical research is done to find out if a new medication is safe and effective. Researchers first develop a new drug in the laboratory. If it looks promising, it is evaluated in people in clinical trials. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find new treatments that work. Patients who agree to participate in clinical research receive the new medication free of charge, are very carefully monitored and often are compensated for their time and travel expenses.
What can I expect if I choose to become involved in a clinical trial?
First you will be carefully screened to make sure that the study drug is appropriate for your health problem and that it would be safe for you. Then the study would be explained to you in detail and a consent form signed.
You are always free to stop participating at any time. A thorough medical history and physical would be done as well as blood work. You would be asked to come back to the office regularly so your response to the medication could be monitored. At the end of the study you would discuss with your doctor what further treatments you may need.
What are the benefits in participating in clinical research?
- To be on a new and hopefully better treatment for your health condition that is not available to the general public
- Regular monitoring of your health
- Most studies provide compensation for your time and travel as well as the free medication and medical care while you are in the study
- You are helping to bring new and better treatments for people who need them
If you would like more information, please contact us via one of the methods below and the Research Center will contact you shortly.
We are located on the second floor (Suite 203) of the Magnolia ObGyn Medical Building, 8203 Nigels Drive in Myrtle Beach, minutes from the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center off 82nd Parkway.
If you would like to find out how you can become a participant in one of the above clinical research studies, please call us at 843-449-0803.
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