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Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. The goal is to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness. Clinical trials are a type of clinical research. People volunteer to help doctors find out if new treatments are effective and safe.

In our clinical trials, we:

  • Are fair and objective
  • Follow all laws
  • Have high ethical standards
  • Regard the rights and welfare of the participants
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What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials, also called clinical research, are studies designed to find answers to specific health questions.

Clinical trials look at:

  • New drugs or new combinations of drugs
  • New surgical procedures or devices
  • New ways to use existing treatments
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Frequently asked questions

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If you’ve ever wondered what clinical trials are and if participating in one is right for you, this information can help.

  • Our research department gets funding from a variety of sources, including:

    • Drug companies
    • Medical device companies
    • Federal health agencies
    • Research grants
    • Private foundations
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  • Potential benefits include:

    • You might get free medication, medical care and lab work.
    • You might get treatment that works better than the current treatment.
    • You’ll help doctors learn more about your condition. In turn, this could lead to improved care in the future.
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  • Joining a trial is a chance to help researchers find new ways to fight disease. But there's no guarantee that new treatments will work for you.

    If you’re thinking about joining a clinical trial because you’ve been diagnosed with a disease, talk it over with your doctor first. It’s important to learn about your condition and your treatment options.

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  • To learn more, call 1-317-718-5482 or 1-877-340-7291 (toll free). Or fill out this form to contact American Health Network.
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