There are many examples of things we can do that benefit both ourselves and others simultaneously, and clinical trial participation is often a great one. Those who participate in such trials, whether for a specific condition or as a healthy volunteer test subject, are potentially on track for several distinct benefits – plus are benefitting medical science and society as a whole.
At AGA Clinical Trials, we offer a wide range of clinical research studies for numerous conditions and diseases, including several paid clinical trials to take part in. For today’s blog, we’ve separated out the benefits of trial participation into these two distinct areas: Societal and individual. Here are some basics on both that help many understand why clinical research is so important.
For those who regularly think of others and want to do what they can to help society at large, participating in clinical trials is a fantastic way of doing so. Medical trials are vital for the development of numerous drugs, treatments and other beneficial programs to help fight disease and improve public health – every year, hundreds of new drugs and treatments are made that benefit thousands of individuals, and clinical research allows that to happen.
This is true for both patients of particular conditions and healthy volunteers. Both populations are vital for studies, which often require the ability to compare certain treatments for health people with those who have a given disease. By choosing to participate, not only are you bringing yourself some potential benefits we’ll discuss momentarily, you’re also helping others.
Now, this isn’t a completely selfless act. Especially for those who are dealing with a given condition or illness being studied as part of the clinical trial, there are a few potential treatment benefits. The first: In many cases, you get access to potentially effective treatments before the general public, plus access to other high-quality treatments and doctors within the study. In many situations, the new medication you receive is more effective than those previously available.
And on top of this, trials do not cost you any money to take part in – the opposite, in fact, as many of our trials pay our participants or cover costs for time and travel. There are also no insurance requirements for any of the medications or treatments you may receive as part of the trial, meaning even those who are unfortunately lacking such coverage in their daily lives may have access to valuable treatment methods that were not open to them previously.
For more on how clinical trials benefit both participants and society as a whole, or to learn about any of our clinical studies, speak to the staff at AGA Clinical Trials today.