Many segments of the American population do not participate in clinical trials. These same patients also rarely give feedback on the drugs they are taking.
However, that can be improved as there are several ways patients can help with developing different prescription drugs:
- If you have a disease, get involved with your patient support groups.
- Participate in clinical trials.
- If you are taking prescription drugs, you should report any goof or bad results or symptoms.
Drug trials are much better today as there is now ” drug social media activism”. Patients let the public know what and what is not working.
Drug companies sponsor clinical trials and recruit subjects for those trials through local physicians. Many doctors have fliers in the waiting rooms. Also, do online research. There is a website, www.findmetrials.com, that can help people looking for drug trials in their area.
Clinical drug trial risks are very low. They are highly regulated by the FDA and strictly monitored.
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