Research in Your Backyard
How to Find Clinical Trials in Your Backyard
There’s a good chance you can find a clinical trial taking place practically in your own backyard. Biopharmaceutical companies are conducting clinical trials of new medicines in collaboration with clinical research centers, university medical schools and hospitals all across the country. These trials provide patients with access to new potential therapeutic options.
Participating in clinical trials is an important way to help advance health care. Each new drug being studied requires thousands of volunteers to take part in clinical trials. Clinical studies also stimulate job growth and economic strength.
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Calling All Volunteers
If you or someone you know might take part in a medical clinical trial, you can proceed with confidence knowing that your health, safety and personal confidentiality will be protected. Before a single person is recruited to volunteer, the protocol for the study will have received a careful evaluation first by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), an independent committees of scientists, physicians and community advocates, and then by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anyone who enters the study will learn all the details about the potential benefits and risks through the informed consent process.
Further, the biopharmaceutical companies that are PhRMA members take great care to respect and protect the safety and individual privacy of each person in the studies. PhRMA’s members have had a longstanding commitment to sponsoring clinical studies that follow all the legal and regulatory requirements. By committing to PhRMA’s Principles on Conduct of Clinical Trials and Communication of Clinical Trial Results, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies help to ensure that their clinical research is scientifically and ethically rigorous, and that the results are properly communicated to healthcare professionals, patients and the public.
Clinical Trials Across the U.S.
PhRMA has created reports showcasing clinical trials in 25 states. These reports highlight the importance of clinical trials to patient health as well as the contribution to the local economy. The reports focus on clinical trials targeting six of the nation’s most debilitating diseases: asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness and stroke. Click on any state name below to access a PDF of the full report for that state.
- New York
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking for more clinical trials? Find out how to search the NIH clinical trial registry.