ACCUMETRX CLINICAL RESEARCH
Become a part of the Future of Medicine – a Medical Hero! Clinical research studies are important to the development of future medical treatments. These studies provide information to regulatory agencies like the FDA to decide whether new medications and devices are safe and effective enough for doctors to prescribe them for patients.
To do this, investigational treatments may be compared with the current standard of care, a placebo (inactive drug), or with some other form of treatment.
Participation in an AccumetRx/UGNM clinical research study is always voluntary. Every day, thousands of people across America volunteer for new studies, but the need for more participants in research is greater every day. Over 60% of volunteer participants are often altruistic people who want to advance medicine or help improve the lives of others. Other volunteers (18%) have a more personal reason: to get free medical care or have access to medicines that will improve their condition. A small percentage (5%) volunteer to earn some extra money through stipends such as reimbursement for gas. Clinical trials do not pay people for their time.
Deciding whether to participate in a clinical research study is a complicated decision. The benefit to you the patient is that you may receive medicines and/or additional medical care at no cost to you. On the other hand, one difficulty with clinical research is that your condition may not be a good match for the drug to be tested, so you may not be eligible for a particular research study. Another difficulty is the time commitment you make which may include extra visits to the doctor, keeping notes and records at home in between doctor visits, and taking medicines exactly in the manner and time you are told.
The process begins by calling one of our Clinical Research Coordinators to discuss your options. We will conduct a phone screening with you. If you are interested and decide to take part, you will be scheduled for a doctor’s visit to review your health history. You will receive information about the requirements of the study, and what you have to do to participate. You may withdraw from the study at any time.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the research study staff.
The AccumetRx Division of Urology Group of New Mexico is here to help you. We can be reached at 505-872-4091 ext. 117 or 118. We can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.