The Benefits of Participating in Clinical Trials
Joining a clinical trial can provide several potential benefits for both volunteers and future patients. Here are 5 reasons why you might consider participating in a clinical trial:
1. Contributing to Medical Research
Participating in a clinical trial can help advance medical research and contribute to the development of new treatments that can treat patients in need. Your participation can ultimately lead to the development of new, better, and more affordable treatments in the future.
2. Access to New Treatments
Clinical trials are research studies performed to ensure the safety and efficacy of new medications or treatments. All medications and medical devices must go through a testing process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being made available to the public.
By participating in a clinical trial, you may have access to new treatments that are not yet available to the public.
3. Comprehensive Health Checkups
Clinical trials are conducted by medical professionals and involve strict rules and regulations set by numerous organizations including the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, and an ethics committee. For volunteers to enroll in a study, health checkups are provided before and during the trial to determine if the volunteer meets the criteria. This means that you may receive more frequent and comprehensive health checks before and during the trial to ensure your well-being.
4. Opportunity to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Inpatient-type clinical trials have a fixed schedule from when you wake up to when you go to bed. While there may be a lot of free time, you may feel a bit restricted at first if you’re used to a non-regulated lifestyle. However, it helps you to regain a healthy lifestyle by establishing a regular routine of daily health checkups and three nutritionally balanced meals.
At Altasciences LA, we offer several studies to choose from, each with different schedules. Most of the studies will have plenty of free time. You can take advantage of your free time by studying, pursuing hobbies, or working online while participating in our clinical trials. We also provide complimentary Wi-Fi, entertainment rooms, video games, books, streaming services, and more to keep all volunteers comfortable and relaxed.
5. Potential Financial Benefits
Clinical trials provide compensation for your time and travel. This can help alleviate the financial burden of transportation expenses and compensate for the time volunteers need to spend at the clinic.
It is important to note that participating in clinical trials may also come with potential risks and limitations, so we recommend everyone consider all factors before deciding to participate in a trial. Our medical staff is available throughout the process to answer any questions you may have!