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13. Isn’t there a way to get treatments for serious medical conditions approved for use faster?
The FDA can give Fast Track Designation
to make drugs available faster if they are used for a life-threatening condition or if they can help fulfill an unmet medical need. A drug company developing the treatment needs to request Fast Track Designation. This can be done at any time during the treatment development process. After a drug company requests Fast Track Designation, the FDA has 60 days to make a decision.
14. How can someone participate in a clinical trial?
Companies that develop treatments often have contact information posted on their websites so that interested people can find out how to be included in a trial. Medical centers conducting the trials may also have contact information. Trials conducted in the United States are registered with Clinicaltrials.gov
. Individuals responsible for enrolling trials will have contact information listed there. CenterWatch
is another site that helps connect people with clinical trials.