Washtenaw Medicine's commitment to excellence has lead us to become active in the Clinical Trials arena.
Clinical Trials are research studies that aim to learn if new experimental drugs or procedures are safe, have side effects, or work better than currently used treatments. Participating in a clinical trial enables you to play a more active role in your own health care and gives you access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
Safety is of paramount concern. Before pharmaceutical companies start clinical trials on a drug, they conduct extensive pre-clinical studies. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. Protocols are designed to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer specific research questions. While in a clinical trial, participants are seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety & effectiveness of the treatment.
All costs related to clinical trials, including medication and follow up visits, are covered by Washtenaw Medicine and the sponsoring drug company.
Clinical trials are closely supervised by appropriate regulatory authorities and must be approved by a supervising ethics committee before permission is granted to run the trial. We are proud that Washtenaw Medicine has been approved to run clinical trials.
At this time we are not recruiting for any clinical trials.
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