Why Aren’t More Clinical Studies Taking Place?

Why Aren’t More Clinical Studies Taking Place?

February 22, 2016

Clinical trials are a critical step between pharmaceutical development and distribution to the public. These important studies rely on participants in order to obtain drug safety and efficacy data.

All clinical trials have standards outlining who can participate, also known as eligibility criteria. The average clinical study criteria may include age, race, gender, medical conditions and previous health history. Certain studies may seek to isolate those with certain illnesses or conditions.

Clinical study volume hinges on patient recruitment

Quite simply, in order to send new medications to the marketplace, clinical trials must meet their recruitment standards. Researchers additionally require scientific grounds in order to determine the proper medication for certain segments of the population – but they cannot begin their study until they meet the specific threshold for study participants, determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

A few of the current recruitment challenges researchers face are:

– Locating participants who are affected by a specific disease or health condition

– Finding patients who are located nearby the clinic and for the full duration of the study

– Locating patients within a certain age range or a given gender

– Finding a high volume of patients for certain studies

All clinical researchers face study parameters that must be met, and for this reason, participant relationships are of the utmost importance to research clinics.

Many of today’s medical advances are a direct result of clinical studies

Every year, clinical study participants help improve medical data, and every year, improved medications become available to treat chronic disease. The direct relationship of clinical trials and improved medication also means longer and healthier lives for millions of Americans.

At Orlando Clinical Research Center, we offer a variety of clinical trials and research studies in which you can participate in our state-of-the-art clinical research facility.

If you are interested in participating, please tell us a little more about yourself in the Contact section of the home page and we will respond to you to determine your eligibility for current and future studies.