By becoming a medical trial volunteer you will be assisting in the research of new medicines. Your participation is essential for the development of potential treatments and cures.
To obtain a license for a new medicine, the pharmaceutical company who want to produce it must firstly conduct research into the medicine. That's where Richmond Pharmacology is commissioned to independently conduct such medical research. This research involves recruiting volunteers to take part in the clinical trial within a hospital environment so that the effects of the medicine can be closely monitored.
Every drug must go through four phases of controlled testing before it can be prescribed by medical professionals.
The earliest trials carried out on a small group of healthy volunteers to establish the safe dose range of the medicine, the side effects and see how healthy bodies absorb the new treatment.
Testing occurs on patients who have the condition for which the new medicine is being developed.
Tests how well the medicine works and its safety on a much larger group of patients.
After the medicine is granted a licence this phase reviews how effective the medicine has been in its wider use
Each clinical trial begins with a screening appointment. During this visit our friendly staff will take your medical history, measure your heart activity (ECG) and blood pressure, and take a small sample of blood and urine to make sure your liver and kidneys are working properly. Just think of it as visiting your GP for a full medical examination.
If you pass the medical check, you may be invited to return for the clinical trial usually three days to one week later. Each trial is different; therefore the individual requirements for you will be different. What we can guarantee is that you will be supervised by the most experienced staff who are dedicated to maintaining your well-being here.