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Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

When considering possible treatments for a serious illness, more and more of us involve ourselves in the decision-making process. We’re asking other patients what treatments they use, we’re getting second opinions and we’re looking online for information. Doctors and patients alike rely on information they read in medical journals. Are there possible new treatments? How […]

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Researching New Treatment Options by Evaluating Clinical Trial Results

Researching new treatment options? When you, or a loved one, have a serious medical condition, it is natural, and important, to want to learn as much as you can about the condition and potential treatments. When traditional, often-used treatments are not promising, or not working for you or your loved one, it can be helpful […]

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What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials Before You Sign the Dotted Line

Is a clinical trial right for you? When you are dealing with a serious illness, there may come a time when you consider a clinical trial. Perhaps there are no known successful treatments, or perhaps you have tried all of the existing therapies and none of them have worked as you and your doctor hoped. […]

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