What is a clinical study or trial?
A clinical study is research that is done in order to test new medications and treatments that are currently in development for a variety of medical purposes. This opportunity is not limited to the U.S. – AcurianHealth handles enrollment for clinical trials all over the world.
“A clinical research study is a research project done to find out if medications and treatments under development are both safe and effective. Each study is unique and conducted for different reasons. A clinical research study uses human volunteers. Participants are under strict supervision of a doctor and/or health professionals throughout the study. During the study, or trial, a patient may receive a study medication or placebo (not containing the active medication). As the trial goes on, more and more information is gathered about the treatment or device under investigation.” Read more on their website
Why should I participate?
There are many benefits to participating in a clinical study, such as being paid WELL, up to $1,000 for your time and travel expenses and being provided with no-cost study-related medications and care from a physician or specialist. Since I’m interested in medicine, one of the coolest reasons to participate in my opinion is that you’ll be part of advancing cutting-edge medical research that could change healthcare around the world.
What studies are currently open?
As of this posting, these studies are currently enrolling:
- Cluster Headaches
- Low Back Pain
- Migraine – I have yet to be contacted about the migraine study, but since
- Teen Smoking Cessation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Diabetic Foot Ulcer
- Ulcerative Colitis
I will tell that you I participated in a sports-related study that lasted one week along with 2 phone interviews, and I received $400. I was referred to sign up to AcurianHealth from USATalkNow, so I earned money towards my balance there as well; see my post on USATalkNow for more details.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Good luck!