Diagnostic Research Group Offers Key Information for Consumers about Clinical Trials

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Diagnostic Research Group in San Antonio educates consumers on the nature and purpose of clinical research, alleviating common misconceptions.

Diagnostic Research Group, an independent clinical research facility in San Antonio, recently offered valuable information for consumers who have considered volunteering for a clinical trial. The information, which is designed to provide consumers with a better understanding of the nature and purpose of clinical research studies, helps consumers understand what a clinical trial is, answers a common misconception about clinical research and discusses requirements for enrollment.

Diagnostic Research Group first wants consumers to understand what a clinical trial is. A clinical trial is a medical research study that is conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, treatments, and medical devices. Clinical trials are conducted in four phases. In each phase, the developed experimental drug, or device, is given to larger groups of participants in order to further study its benefits and risks and to ultimately confirm its safety and effectiveness.

Diagnostic Research Group also addresses a common misconception that consumers have about the nature of clinical research. Many consumers believe that participants are treated as objects in an experiment and not as individuals. At Diagnostics Research Group, a team of certified physicians and nurses oversee and provide quality medical care to all subjects enrolled in clinical trials.

The requirements for participation in a clinical trial depend on factors such as age, medical history, and the person's current medical condition can determine whether a person qualifies to be enrolled. Diagnostics Research Group provides free health screenings to help determine if a person meets certain requirements for study enrollment. If a person meets all requirements needed, then he or she can enroll in a clinical trial.

Clinical trials are an excellent way for consumers to gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, earn extra money, help others who have the same condition and help advance medicine. For further information about Diagnostic Research Group, including information about how to participate in a clinical trial, visit their website at http://www.dxrg.com.

About the company:
Diagnostics Research Group, located in the South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, is an independent clinical research site that performs clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, treatments, and medical devices.

Those interested in volunteering for clinical trials can expect quality care from the staff at Diagnostics Research Group. Currently, there are 10 staff members certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Diagnostics Research Group has research experience with more than 200 clinical studies in several therapeutic areas such as: allergies, respiratory diseases, internal medicine, women’s health, vaccines, and sleep disorders. For more information visit their website at http://www.dxrg.com.

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