SMO UCT company coordinates a number of scientific international programs - clinical trials of new drugs
WHAT IS A CLINICAL STUDY??
A clinical trial is a scientific study involving people that is conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of a new drug. All clinical studies are conducted in compliance with the international rules of good clinical practice (GCP-Good Clinical Practice), which guarantee the rights of patients participating in the study are protected, and the results of such studies are reliable.
WHO NEEDS CLINICAL STUDIES?
First of all, clinical trials can be interesting for those people who are seriously ill and/or can't afford expensive treatment - participation gives a chance to recover or improve the quality of life. For other patients, pro argument is the opportunity to receive free survey, counseling and long-term follow-up by a highly qualified specialist, as well as get the most modern registered drugs that have been not registered before.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CLINICAL STUDIES?
As a rule, patients suffering from a particular disease that requires the studied drug for the treatment usually take part in clinical trials.
CONDITIONS OF CLINICAL TRIALS
Participation in clinical trials is completely voluntary, free of charge and does not oblige the patient to anything. Moreover, each participant can leave the study at any stage, while retaining the opportunity to receive standard medical care.
Each patient before the inclusion into the clinical study necessarily learns full information about it, receives answers to all questions and after making a voluntary decision he/she signes a document called "Informed consent". It clearly describes all the conditions of a clinical research, methods of examination, treatment regimens, all risks associated with participation, the obligations of doctors and patients to each other..
RISKS DURING CLINICAL TRIALS
All patients participating in the study are insured in case of side effects and complications. If independent experts finds that such a case has occurred due to the action of the drug, and not because of any other circumstances not related to the participation of the patient in the study, the patient will be paid compensation, the amount of which is prescribed in the insurance contract.
HOW TO GET INTO A CLINICAL STUDY?
You can find out about the clinical studies in the treating physicians or we can offer you an alternative option - to leave an application for participation in the research projects of SMO UCT