Today’s video is inspired by a question I received regarding questions study participants should ask if they’re considering joining a clinical trial. I decided it would make a great topic for discussion. Please let me know what you think regarding questions clinical trial participants should be asking before they decide to enroll in a study.
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This video is my reaction to an absurd article I read which basically argues that clinical trials are compromised because they are conducted by physicians who are doing the trials for monetary reasons. I would argue that all businesses are conducted to generate profits, and clinical trials are not any different. I also remind the author of the fact that the entire drug industry is a business as well. I would love to hear your guys’ thoughts on this as well.
Today we were joined by Julie and Darshan who do a good job introducing themselves in this Spreecast. Both guests have been on the show before, and both share a great deal of information in regards to study participants being billed for study procedures in clinical trials. Apparently, this is quite a common issue, and the three of us get right into this topic and a whole lot more in this insightful discussion. I’d love to hear any of your experiences with this issue and what we can do about it.
I received an interesting question from a viewer the other day regarding the topic of randomization and whether it can ever be rigged in order to assign study drug or a perceived better treatment option to a study participant. I explain what the randomization process usually entails, and how safeguards are put into place to prevent these very types of things from happening.