for Veterans and the Public
Questions to Ask before Joining a Clinical Trial
- Why are they doing the study in the first place?
- How long will it last, and where is it taking place?
- Does everyone get the drug, or do some people get a placebo (sugar pill)?
- What will I have to pay for?
- Will I be able to continue taking the test drug after the trial is over? Who will pay for it?
- Will I have to stop any drugs or other treatments I am now using?