Advice from a Four-Time Clinical Trial Participant
Dave, MultipleSclerosis.net contributor and founder of ActiveMSers, has participated in 4 clinical trials so far in his MS journey. His participation in the clinical trials to date has been varied, ranging from a trial where he was given placebo but still taking regular medication to a stem cell transplant trial. There are certainly risks associated with participating in a clinical trial, but overall for Dave, the benefits outweighed the risks. Please consult your physician regarding your treatment options to decide if a clinical trial is right for you.
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