Today’s video features Don talking about clinical trial recruitment, specifically from residential facilities where potential study volunteers may reside. Unlike traditional advertising, recruiting from residential facilities may lead to higher enrollment rates, but of course, takes more effort on the part of the research clinics.
In today’s video, we were blessed with being able to interview Mike. Mike has participated in numerous clinical trials since 2001, and according to him, has had no negative experiences to share. We like to bring you perspectives of different clinical trial participants’ experiences, whether they are good or bad.
I received a question the other day in response to one of our other videos which explains that your personal information is always kept confidential in a clinical trial. The actual question I received was “why?” This type of question shows the distrust that exists within the general public and people’s perception of clinical trials. This individual believed that people’s information was being kept confidential because the drug companies did not want responsibility should an injury or other type of adverse event occur with the study participant. In this video, I go on to explain that this is not true.
Don answers a common question frequently asked by clinical trial study participants. The question many people have when they consider a clinical trial is usually along the lines of whether or not they will get any side effects. The shortest answer is nobody knows, however, side effects also occur outside of clinical trials as well so we cannot completely rule out the possibility of side effects.