Clinical trials – have you ever considered participating?
Have you ever thought about the process of how a drug gets to the market place? There are many steps that take place from initial research to getting on the pharmacy shelf and one of the last steps are the clinical trials. These trials test to see how effective the drugs are on humans who are suffering from the diseases that they are trying to cure.
The following are just some of the clinical trials are currently available in Wilmington for people with conditions such as:
- Breast Cancer
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Hearing Impairment
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Disease
- Lung Disease
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sleep Apnea
- and more
Additionally, several new drugs have been approved by the FDA are now available to consumers.
For those of you needing treatment for chronic heart failure, Corlanor (ivabradine) was approved in April.
Kengreal (cangrelor) was recently approved for reducing periprocedural thrombotic events.
Do you have submental fat? Kybella (deoxycholic acid) was recently approved to treat this condition.
Two new treatments are now available for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea: Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin).
And for the maintenance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) is now available.
For a full list of clinical trials in Wilmington and around the county, visit Centerwatch.com. This site is also a good resource for drug information and industry news.