Current Trials

All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel and will receive free study medication.

Studies

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. At present there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Healthcare Research Network is conducting a trial for a new medication to treat people who have early onset Alzheimer’s disease or who suspect they may have Alzheimer’s disease.

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our Flossmoor Illinois Location!

    • You must be 50+ years of age
    • Have been previously diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or suspect you may be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    • Willing to follow the terms of a medical protocol
    • Willing to get a basic Alzheimer’s disease screening and brain scan (at no charge)

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • Any significant neurological disease other than suspected incipient AD, such as Parkinson’s disease,  dementia from a stroke, Huntington’s disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, subdural hematoma, multiple sclerosis, or history of significant head trauma followed by persistent neurologic defaults or known structural brain abnormalities
    • Major depressive episode, as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) within the past 6 months, which could lead to difficulty complying with the protocol
    • History of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (DSM-IV criteria)

    Please contact our site at (708) 388-2245 for any additional exclusion criteria or to schedule a free screening to determine if you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Or click here to fill out an online inquiry.

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our Flossmoor Location!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • You must have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis for at least 6 months
    • You may continue your current medication and are willing to add a frequently prescribed medication to test whether it provides pain relief
    • Willingness to follow all terms of the protocol
    • You must currently be taking Enbrel + Methotrexate (Etanercept) and you must be in remission

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • Have an allergy to tetracycline or have had major surgery or trauma within the last 28 days

    Please contact our site for any additional exclusion criteria.

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and perhaps not getting relief from your current medication? Are you between 18-80 years old? If so, you may qualify for our study evaluating a new medication to treat IBS.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be between 18-80 years of age
    • IBS diagnosis with symptoms at least 6 mos. prior to diagnosis
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Over-Active Bladder

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have an Over-Active Bladder and desire additional relief? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a new medication to treat an over-active bladder.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis Location!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18 years or older
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Opioid Induced Constipation

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have constipation caused by the usage of narcotics? Do you take narcotics for pain? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a medication to treat people with Constipation who take opioid medications (narcotics, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone).

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • You must be constipated
    • You must have access to a phone
    • You must provide a urine drug screen

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    •  You are pregnant or nursing
    •  You have allergies to opioid/narcotic medications (such as hydrocodone or oxycodone)

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Osteoarthritis of the Knee and desire additional relief? Are you between 40-85 years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a medication to treat Osteoarthritis in one knee.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be between 40-85 years old
    • You must have Osteoarthritis in one knee

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • Allergic to human albumin
    • You had a previous knee injection 12 weeks before starting study

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Crohn's

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Crohn’s? Are you 18-80 years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a medication to treat Crohn’s.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis Location!

    To Qualify:

    • Moderate to severe Crohn’s disease
    • You must be willing to complete 3 colonoscopies over 56 weeks

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • You have c-difficile infection
    • You have ulcerative colitis

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have pain in your extremities caused by diabetes and desire additional relief? Are you 18-70 years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a new medication to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18-70 years old
    • Have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes
    • Have an A1c within the last 3 months

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Gout

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Gout and are seeking relief from your symptoms? Are you a male age 50+ years old or female age 55+? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a medication to treat Gout.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis Location!

    To Qualify:

    • Men must be 50+ years of age
    • Women must be 55+ years of age
    • You must have been diagnosed with Gout
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Chronic Low-Back Pain

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Lower Back Pain and are seeking relief from your symptoms? Are you between 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a medication to treat people with Chronic Low Back Pain who take opioid medications (narcotics, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone).

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be between 18+ years of age
    • Your lower back pain is NOT related to cancer or injury to nerves
    • You must have access to a phone
    • You must provide a urine drug screen

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • You have allergies to opioid/narcotic medications (such as hydrocodone or oxycodone)

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Sciatica

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Pain that starts in your back and radiates down your leg? Are you looking for relief from your symptoms?  Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a  study evaluating a medication to treat Sciatica (Lumbosacral Radiculopathy), pain that begins in the lower back and radiates down through one or both legs.

    To Qualify:

    • You must be between 18+ years of age
    • You must have access to a phone
    • Must provide a urine drug screen

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    •  You are pregnant or nursing
    • You have Hepatitis B or C
    • You have the HIV Virus
    • You have allergies to opioid/narcotic medications (such as hydrocodone or oxycodone)

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Shingles

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Shingles Pain and desire relief from your symptoms? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a new medication to treat Shingles pain (Postherpetic Neuralgia).

    To Qualify:

    • You must be between 18+ years of age
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel and will receive free study medication.

  • Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have pain in your extremities caused by diabetes and desire additional relief? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a new medication to treat Painful Diabetic Neuropathy.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • Have been diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes
    • Have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy for at least 6 months
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a study evaluating a new insulin formulation used to treat Type 2 Diabetes.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis Location!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • Have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
    • You must have access to a phone

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Fibromyalgia

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may be appropriate for a new medication to treat Fibromyalgia pain.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • 18 Years of Age or Over
    • Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
    • Willing to Follow All Terms of the Protocol

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Migraines

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you suffer from Migraines? Are you 18+ years old? If so, you may qualify for a clinical trial using investigational therapy to test its ability to reduce pain associated with Migraines.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • You must have a history of Migraines
    • You must be willing to stop your current Migraine treatment
    • Willingness to follow all terms of the protocol

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you have Metastatic Breast Cancer and perhaps not getting relief from your current treatment? Are you at least 18 years old? If so, you may qualify for our study evaluating a new treatment for MBC.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our Tinley Park Location!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be at least 18 years of age
    • You must have histologically or cytologically documented Metastatic HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • You have a diagnosis of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
    • Any chemotherapy regimen for MBC within 3 weeks before Day 1

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • High Cholesterol

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you suffer from High Cholesterol? Do you have High Blood Pressure or other Related Cardiovascular Condition? If so, you may qualify for a clinical trial using investigational therapy to Lower your Cholesterol.

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our St. Louis and Flossmoor Locations!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • You must have a diagnosis of High Cholesterol

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • A1c greater than 10%

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

  • Chronic Cough

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

    Do you suffer from Chronic Cough? Have you had chronic cough for at least 1 year? If so, you may qualify for a clinical trial using investigational therapy that may help you with your chronic cough!

    We are currently enrolling for this study in our Flossmoor Location!

    To Qualify:

    • You must be 18+ years of age
    • Willingness to follow all terms of the protocol

    The following will exclude you from participating:

    • You are pregnant or nursing
    • You are a current smoker and individuals who have given up smoking in the last 12 months prior to first visit.

    All enrollees will be compensated for time and travel, will receive free study medication and medical care!

 

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission: to provide a comprehensive clinical research services to advance the science of medicine. Our dedicated and experienced medical professionals conduct human clinical research with compassion and respect for our research participants. We deliver timely, accurate data that ultimately enhances the drug development process and improves people’s lives through the advancement of safe and effective drug therapies.

Our Vision: excellence, innovation, compassion-setting the standard in clinical research.

Our Values: integrity, honesty, teamwork, people, quality, and accountability.

 

What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials often involve patients with specific health conditions who then benefit from receiving otherwise unavailable treatments, free medical care and compensation for participation.

In planning a clinical trial, the sponsor or investigator first identifies the medication or device to be tested. In medical jargon, effectiveness is how well a treatment works in practice and efficacy is how well it works in a clinical trial.

In coordination with a panel of expert investigators (usually physicians well known for their publications and clinical experience), the sponsor decides what to compare the new agent with (one or more existing treatments or a placebo), and what kind of patients might benefit from the medication or device. If the sponsor cannot obtain enough patients with this specific disease or condition at one location, then investigators at other locations who can obtain the same kind of patients to receive the treatment would be recruited into the study.

During the clinical trial, the investigators: recruit patients with the predetermined characteristics, administer the treatment(s), and collect data on the patients’ health for a defined time period. These patients are volunteers and may be compensated for participating in clinical trials. These data include measurements like vital signs, concentration of the study drug in the blood, and whether the patient’s health improves or not. The researchers send the data to the trial sponsor, who then analyzes the pooled data using statistical tests.

While most clinical trials compare two medications or devices, some trials compare three or four medications, doses of medications, or devices against each other.

 

Benefits of Participating

Our clinical trials depend on volunteer participation. It is through the thousands of people who have participated in our clinical trials that new medications and therapies are able to be brought to market.

The bottom line is that by participating in a study at Healthcare Research Network, you can personally contribute to the advancement of global health care.

You will benefit in many ways as a participant:

• You will receive a careful evaluation of your personal health, including your nutritional and mental status.
• This evaluation is provided at no cost to you.
• You will have the opportunity to receive new therapies before they are made available to the general public.
• Often, we will compensate you for your time and travel costs.
• The bottom line is that participating in a study at Healthcare Research Network is a way you can personally contribute to the advancement of global health care.

Contact Us

To find out more information on our clinical trials or to enroll in a study, please fill out the below form and click Submit. To speak to one of our staff, visit our “Contact” page to call the office closest to you.

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