Clinical trials are always conducted for new medications prior to approval for prescriptions to be written by medical doctors. As every medication currently prescribed was once part of a clinical trial, the good news is that by participating in a research trial there is a good chance you will be accessing a medication that proves effective in treating your medical condition.
Seniors will have access to top doctors and receive the benefits of physical evaluations and constant monitoring from these medical doctors who are conducting the clinical trials. Sometimes a senior may include a caregiver or companion as part of the clinical trial and be reimbursed for expenses and paid to participate.
Clinical trials in Illinois are now available on Caregiverlist and include the medical conditions required in order to participate. Review the Chicago area Clinical Trials to see if any are appropriate for a senior loved one or yourself.