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How do You Participate as a Test Subject in a Drug Trial?


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Question: How do You Participate as a Test Subject in a Drug Trial?

Ever wondered how to become a test subject for a new drug trial? Do you want to participate in a drug trial and don't know where to go? Or are you a biotechnology professional looking for job listings or more information on the industry and new drug development?

The following websites provide lists of current and upcoming new drug trials, criteria and contact information for those wanting to participate. Some sites also include information on drug interactions and discussions about the bioethics and safety of participating in new drug trials.

  • Thomson CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service is an incredible resource for anything to do with new drug development. Users can subscribe for free for email notification of new drug trials. The site contains news and information on clinical trials research, results, drug directories and a bookstore. Industry professionals will also find job postings in clinical research.

  • Biotrax Research Volunteer Support Group has sponsored GPGP.net, a free online directory service for study volunteers. This site has extensive listings for the US by state, Canada, the UK and the rest of the world.

  • Register for free with Clinical Connection and have drug trial information sent to your email. Clinical investigators can use the service to recruit subjects who match study criteria. The site also sponsors a message board for members to share information on clinical trials or discuss other health topics.

  • ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed by the National Library of Medicine. Listings can be searched by condition, sponsor or status. Sponsors include American government organizations and international companies and institutes.

  • Medical News Today provides a website with up-to-the-minute health news including a section devoted to clinical drug trials and a list of links to other clinical trials resources.

  • For information on new drug applications and progress of new drugs through the FDA, and approvals, Drugs.com is a thorough and accredited reliable source. With free registration you can access restricted documents, get FDA drug alerts and build your own library of drugs and interactions information. Though not a resource for upcoming clinical trials, the site contains news articles on currently released clinical trials results.

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