14 Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Trials

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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.
Find out more about these questions and clinical trials, here. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatme
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