What’s The Deal with Clinical Trial Scams?

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By: Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 8:19 PM, Nov 29, 2016

In order to find out if something works in people, either for the first time, or better than something else, testing has to be done. These tests can pay some big money for normal people looking to take part, but there are also a lot of scams out there. Jimmy Rhoades and Dr. Gail Pearson have some valuable tips if you’re looking to cash in.

1.  Avoid Scams

As with your email invitations with Nigerian royalty, you probably should see if it passes the sniff test. Is it a well-known academic institution or other health care facility, or is it conducted in Cooter's tool shed out back? Use common sense.

2.  Don’t Quit Your Day Job

The payment is actually meant to represent some combination of your time, effort and risk. Payments can and do go into the thousands, but it's not something for nothing. Some of these studies take a lot of commitment.

3.  Look For Trials That Fit

Most trials need control groups of healthy people and if you are suffering from a stubborn ailment, a free, experimental treatment might be just what the research doctor ordered.

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