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COPD Research Study

If you have a history of smoking and are over 40, you may qualify to take part in a study for an investigational COPD medication.

Qualifying Participants will receive, at no cost, study related:

  • Medical Procedure
  • Laboratory Assessments
  • Rescue Inhaler
  • Investigational Medication

 

Learn More About The Clinical Trial

Trial Overview

Gender

Gender

Male & Female

Time Commitment

Time Commitment

8-68 Weeks

Age

Age

40-80 Years

Reimbursement

Reimbursement

$600-$2500

Treatment Details

  • History of Smoking
  • Cough, Shortness of Breath, or Trouble Breathing
  • Not pregnant or planning a pregnancy during the duration of the trial

Participate near you

Columbia SC

1655 Bernardin Ave Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29204

Union

1005 Thompson Blvd, Union, SC 29379

864-651-9026

Spartanburg

141 Harold Fleming Court, Spartanburg, SC 29303

864-539-2098

Greenville

2 Roper Corners Circle, Greenville, SC 29615

864-539-2098

Gaffney

1529 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340

864-651-9563

Anderson

1655 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621, USA

864-539-2098
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About Clinical Trials

My Participation And Safety

Why should I participate?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
How is my safety protected?
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study.

Financial Questions

Do I have to pay to be in a clinical trial?
Patients generally do not have to pay extra out-of-pocket costs for treatments studied as part of a trial. Every trial is different, but the clinical trial’s sponsor usually pays for all research-related costs.
Will my insurance be affected?
Your insurance will not be billed for the clinical trial.
Will I receive payment for being in a clinical trial?
Clinical trials may include a compensation for your time. The amount will vary from trial to trial.
Can I still keep seeing my primary care physician?
Yes, you are encouraged to continue seeing your PCP. We will notify your PCP of your participation in the trial. In addition, by having the health care provider work with the research team, the participant can ensure that other medications or treatments will not conflict with the protocol.

General Trial Questions

What is a placebo?
Placebos are harmless, inactive substances made to look like the real medicine used in the clinical trial. Placebos allow the investigators to learn whether the medicine being given works better or no better than ordinary treatment. In many studies, there are successive time periods, with either the placebo or the real medicine. I
What is informed consent?
Informed consent is a process that helps you learn about the research study. After learning about the study, you will be able to ask the researcher or his/her staff questions. You should only agree to take part after you clearly understand the study and feel comfortable. You should take time to talk over your decision with your doctors, family, and friends. If you agree to take part, you will be asked to sign an "informed consent form." The informed consent process goes on even after you are taking part in the study. If researchers learn new information after you begin the study, they must share this with you.
Who sponsors clinical trials?
Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as physicians, medical institutions, foundations, voluntary groups, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Why Take Part?

Our research isn’t possible without help from volunteers like you. We connect participants with our network of research facilities to pair them with the right studies based on their background and needs. Your participation plays a pivotal role in discovering breakthrough treatments for a healthier future.

About Vitalink Research

Vitalink Research is a network of fully integrated clinical trial sites, connecting world-class physicians and medical professionals with site managers and research coordinators to set the standard for timely execution of clinical trial protocols with trustworthy results across all sites.

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