Clinical Drug Trials - What are your thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by trialsom, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. trialsom

    trialsom New Member

    I'm curious to discover what other people think about clinical drug trials - are they good, bad, safe? Does the general public know how they are regulated (are they)?

    I received an invitation in the mail to contact a company about participation in a trial that was specific to my condition, hypertension. I'm not sure how they got my name and address, but it seemed clear they weren't just 'fishing' - any thoughts.
  2. Ipegasus

    Ipegasus New Member

    Hi there,

    Trials can be great,if you can handle the routine. You didn't mention any other conditions but that has to be taken under consideration. If your health is good except for this, it is a personal decision. We depend on them to help us get new medication and they are monitored. If you are seriously considering trying this, ask your Doctor how he feels about your trying this. Make sure it is an established institution with good insurance, is my suggestion.

    Good luck,