New Horizons Clinical Research, our affiliated clinical research center, offers opportunities for participation in clinical trials of approved and investigational drugs for a multitude of health conditions.

NHRC conducts Phase II-IV outpatient clinical trials in many therapeutic areas including: Allergy, Immunology, Chronic Pain, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology. Study participants receive financial compensation, study medications, and medical care.

A clinical trial is a study that gathers information about new medicines. Information obtained during these trials help pharmaceutical researchers develop new and better medicines to treat all diseases. Most medicines prescribed today have been through numerous clinical trials before becoming available to the public. Patient safety is the utmost concern of the FDA, the pharmaceutical company, and the research site.

Every precaution is taken to ensure the study participant understands and agrees to the study. Before participating in a study, volunteers must sign an informed consent form that gives detailed information regarding the study, medications, and procedures that will take place. Experienced investigators (clinical research physicians) and nurses (clinical research coordinators) closely monitor the participant during the course of the study.

A committee called an Institutional Review Board (IRB) must also review all research studies. This committee consists of medical professionals and ethicists representing the community. The IRB has the study participant's best interests in mind, and will address any questions or concerns.

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