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[IP] studies

As a diabetes nurse educator I worked for a year in Renal Transplant 
Research, and also was involved in clinical research for diabetes. Any 
clinical trial has a risk/benefit ratio. You need to see if you might benefit 
from the new drug/treatment, or if it will be just altruistic, with you 
having no benefit. All studies must have a detailed informed consent which 
lets you know the benefits, risks, etc, as well as potential side effects. 
The investigator and/or trial coordinator must explain this to you in detail.

All new meds must go through extensive clinical trials for FDA approval, as 
well as for new indications for current meds.

Hope this helps with the decision on enrolling in a study

Anne Geller RN CDE
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