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Should You Participate in a Clinical Drug Trial?

Should I Participate in a Clinical Drug Trial?

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Clinical Drug Trial Participation Pros and Cons

Says Dr. Ronald K. Mayfield, medical director and an investigator at Mountain View Clinical Research in Greer, S.C., whose involvement with clinical research spans nearly 30 years: “Participation in clinical trials is not without risks; however, patients are closely monitored and there are often health benefits. Patients receive education about their disease, access to a drug that might not be available because of cost or availability outside the trial, and, in many cases, see improvement because they are paying more attention to their health.”