Clinical Research

Clinical research studies are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test all medications before they are made available to the public. These studies help researchers determine the effects of an investigational medication and decide if it is safe for people to use.

All clinical research studies must follow rules set by the government. These rules protect the safety and rights of the participants in the clinical research study, while information is collected about the safety and effectiveness of the investigational medication.

Participating in a clinical research study is an important decision and should be thought through carefully. Participation is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time, for any reason. You will keep the right to the same conventional therapy you received before.

You do not have to participate in this clinical research study to receive conventional therapy. The study doctor will discuss all treatment options that may be available to you.