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Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.

 

As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 2,500 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.


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Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

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Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!


We do research in many areas


Statin Intolerance

Statin Intolerance Research Study


We are seeking volunteers for a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for individuals unable to take medications called statins without side effects.
You may be eligible if:

   * You are at least 18 years old
   * You are statin intolerant  
There are additional study requirements to qualify for participation.
Participants who qualify will receive study related medication and medical exams at no cost. Qualified participants will receive compensation for time and travel.

For more information call:
(904) 209-3173

Overactive Bladder Research

Overactive Bladder Research



We are conducting a clinical research study of an investigational oral medication for women with an Overactive Bladder (OAB). This study is for women ages 18 through 80.
You may be eligible to participate if you have symptoms of OAB including frequency or urgency. 
There are additional criteria to qualify for this study. There is no cost for participation and no health insurance required. Participants who qualify for our study will receive study related medication and medical exams at no cost. Qualified participants will also receive compensation for time and travel.
For more information call
(904) 209-0043
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Research to Reverse Celiac Disease

Gluten Free. This has become a household term. Everyone has heard of gluten free-diets, but not everyone comprehends why this distinction is necessary. For people with celiac disease, gluten can be devastating and it is essential for food labeling to be correct. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.(1) Even ingesting minuscule quantities of gluten, such as crumbs from a toaster, can trigger intestinal damage. This damage can prevent the body from properly absorbing nutrients. Celiac disease is hereditary and is estimated to affect 1% of people worldwide.
 
There are more than 200 known symptoms of celiac disease, which can make it a nightmare to diagnose. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million undiagnosed Americans. When you mention celiac, most people think of digestive symptoms however, only around one-third of adults with the disorder experience digestive symptoms like diarrhea. Common symptoms include: fatigue, joint pain, arthritis, fatty liver, depression or anxiety, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, canker sores, and skin rash. If left untreated, Celiac disease can lead to many long-term health complications. Unfortunately, the only way to accurately diagnose celiac disease is to have an endoscopic biopsy. Once a diagnosis is made, the challenge of managing the condition begins. 
 
Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is to follow a strict gluten-free diet. However, the future is not bleak. Researchers from around the world are working to find effective pharmaceutical treatments. COUR Pharmaceuticals is researching a drug which aims to reprogram the body’s immune system to tolerate gluten subsequently reversing the signs and symptoms of Celiac disease.(2) Additionally, the Journal of Biological Chemistry notes that scientists have discovered a protein associated with celiac disease can be inactivated, paving the way for new treatment possibilities.(3)
 
1. https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/what-is-celiac-disease/
2. https://www.courpharma.com/pipeline-and-programs/
3. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180223122343.htm
 
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