Q: I received a letter from Walgreens about a clinical trial; does Walgreens participate in clinical trials?
A: Walgreens sends letters to patients as part of a clinical trial awareness process to inform patients about local clinical trials. Clinical trials contribute greatly to the overall progress in understanding and treating diseases. Walgreens supports that mission.
Q: What's the benefit of participating in a clinical trial?
A: By participating in a clinical trial, you'll have access to new treatments that are not yet available to the public, along with medical care at participating clinical trial sites. You'll also help others by contributing to medical research.
To advance medicine and bring new drugs to market, clinical trials must be conducted. Connecting Walgreens patients to local clinical trials may help advance clinical research. This can serve to benefit patients who are:
Q: How much information will I receive before I decide to participate in a clinical trial?
A: If you're eligible for a clinical trial, you'll be fully informed about the clinical trial before granting your full consent to participate.
Q: What will I be required to do during the clinical trial?
A: Each clinical trial has different volunteer requirements. In general, you'll:
Q: Will I have to change my daily activities or diet?
A: Each clinical trial is different, and may require adjustments to your daily routine. The clinical trial site's healthcare professionals will be able to address these concerns.
Q: How long will the clinical trial last?
A: Each clinical trial is different and varies in duration. You will be told about the length of the clinical trial before enrolling.
Q: Will my identity remain confidential during the clinical trial?
A: Walgreens strictly guards your privacy throughout the clinical trial awareness process: