Benefits of Participation
We’re with you on your road to recovery!
There are multiple benefits of participating in a clinical trial that are little known. Experts who know how clinical trials actually function are in disbelief that the American public views them negatively. People who enroll in these studies often get better medical care than most other patients, can get an advanced therapy that generally is not available to other patients, and usually receive follow-up monitoring to assure their safety.
As part of a clinical study, you will:
- Play an active role in your well-being.
- Receive medical care for condition by licensed professional and experts in your field at NO CHARGE.
- Receive study related treatment, diagnostic tests, laboratory tests and study medication at NO CHARGE.
- Have access to promising new approaches often not available outside the clinical trial setting
- Help others with your condition and the scientific community at large by contributing to the discovery of new treatments.
- Be reimbursed up to $3500 for your participation.
- Health Insurance is NOT REQUIRED.
You may be eligible to participate in one of the several trials that are currently ongoing at Medvin Clinical Research. Contact our clinical staff today!
Why Participate in a Clinical Trial
Your Health is our #1 priority!
If you’re wondering, “Why should I participate in a clinical trial”, here’s the answer to your question:
The field of Medicine continues to advance its current understanding of existing diseases by leaps and bounds. As we gather more information about the current treatments, many new and effective therapies are discovered which were unheard of until a few years ago. Some of these break-through treatments could be life saving and can provide the much needed solution to several medical conditions.
By participating in a clinical trial, you’re giving yourself the opportunity and access to some potentially helpful treatments that can control your signs and symptoms before it is commercially available.
Furthermore, you will help the scientific community to better understand your condition and come up with a groundbreaking treatment to help millions of other people living with the same condition.
Contrary to the general conception that study participants are “guinea pigs”, the study participants at Medvin Clinical Research are always very closely supervised by the study staff and physician for their well being. The regular diagnostic tests, study visits and physical examinations help us track your health and make any necessary changes to keep your symptoms in check. Most of the Investigational Drugs have already gone through years of research and human trials and have a proven safety and efficacy profiles.
Moreover, more than half of the clinical trials at Medvin Clinical Research involve FDA approved medications that are commercially available. Some of these drugs could cost as much as $3500/dose commercially but are free of charge through clinical trials. This is the ideal way for you to receive therapy for your conditions without any financial liability.
In the absence of this vital information that is gained through clinical trials, Medical community would cease to move forward.
Informed Consent Form (ICF) / Patient Privacy
Informed consent is a written agreement that you or your representative signs indicating your willingness to participate in research. The informed consent process provides patients the information they need in order to make an educated decision to begin or continue to participate in a clinical trial. The research team will discuss with you the trial’s purpose, procedures, risks and potential benefits, and your rights as a participant. You should take as much time as possibly needed to completely understand the purpose of the trial and all of its aspects and make an educated decision to participate in the trial. Once you’ve decided, the study team will give you a copy of the signed ICF for your records that includes all of this information and will continue to update you as needed. Signing of the consent is not a contract and you still reserve the right to withdraw from the trial at any given point for any reason.
Health information that could be used to identify you is called “Protected Health Information” (PHI). Here at Medvin Clinical Research, we practice all the essential safeguards to protect the privacy of our patients and the confidentiality of their health information and medical records. Your records may include information about your blood samples, physical examinations, medical history and any other data collected or reviewed during the course of a research study – as described in the informed consent for that particular study. It may also include personal information such as social security number, date of birth, as well as medical records from your primary care physician. Only our clinical staff has access to this information and as per Medvin Clinical Research’s policy, all employees respect and preserves the confidentiality of patient information.
At no point during or after the clinical trial, does your private information such as Social Security Number, Health Insurance, Home address or Name is released to either the Sponsor or the FDA.
Who Can Participate?
The criteria for participation for each trial can differ depending upon the condition being studied and the investigational drug involved. This criterion is usually designed by the Pharmaceutical Company sponsoring the trial and is approved by the FDA.
The factors or conditions that allow someone to participate in a clinical trial are called “inclusion criteria” and those that prohibit someone from participating are called “exclusion criteria”. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Following these Inclusion/Exclusion criteria is an integral part of clinical research and helps in producing standard and reliable results.
A participant must meet all of the criteria in order to qualify for a trial. The criteria is by no means an effort on the clinical staff to hold off an individual from participating but is a measure for us to evaluate whether that particular trial is safe and beneficial for you.
For details about the Inclusion/Exclusion criteria and to see if you qualify for a trial, please contact our clinical staff at Medvin Clinical Research.