What are the risks of a clinical trial?

During your screening visit for a clinical trial, you will learn about the study protocol and the known side-effects of the medication during the informed consent process. Informed consent includes the reasons for doing a medical research study, the study design, requirements for participation, and any potential risks you could experience by participating. This consent will be read and discussed carefully with the physician prior to any examination.

Every clinical trial is designed by our medical team and submitted to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval. An IRB is an independent group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and well-being of the individuals participating in a clinical trial.

The side-effects of a drug are often known during a trial. In Phase I clinical trials, doses of the medication are administered gradually to ensure volunteer safety. If a problem occurs, the test is stopped immediately.

Our medical team is present 24 hours a day for the volunteers (onsite during an inpatient stay or by telephone during an outpatient trial).