5 Things to Know When Considering a Clinical Trial
Participating in a clinical trial can seem overwhelming, and even scary. At Coastal Metabolic Research Center (CMRC), we understand that. If you are considering one of our trials, we have a few things we want to share with you…
1. All products approved by the FDA must adhere to a strict trial process, and programs we are working on are well beyond the beginning stages.
2. We have a trained staff, lead by retired doctor, Ronald H. Chochinov. MD. With his supervision, and the protocols set forth by the study Sponsors, we will conduct all trials with great regard to safety, privacy and integrity.
3. Participating in a clinical trial allows us to commit ourselves to your quality of care, including communication with your regular doctor along the way. Our dedicated team, and limited trial sizes, allows us to act as an additional resource on your journey to better health.
4. Once a patient is admitted to a trial, we will monitor your progress from start to finish. We will be testing HbA1c levels, drawing blood, and collecting urine samples that are shipped to the Sponsors’ lab for analysis.
5. Not all trial participants will be given the treatment under analysis. Some patients will take the investigational product, while others will be given a placebo. In situations where taking a placebo could be dangerous or harmful, an already approved drug will be given in the placebo’s place. We will not know which of these you are taking at any point in the trial.
If you are considering one of our Clinical Trials, we encourage you to reach out if you have any questions. There are also other great resources available regarding the regulation of clinical trials. You can read more at the United States Government Trials site as well as through the FDA.