Trial Participation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do clinical trials exist?
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require that all prescription medications be evaluated for safety and efficacy before they are marketed to the public. So before a new medication can be made available, it must undergo extensive testing. Clinical trials are part of this testing process.

Why do people participate in clinical trials?
People participate in clinical trials for many reasons. Often they have tried treatments that are currently available for low back pain and have found that it did not work for them, so they would like to try something new.
Sometimes patients participate to help further medical research. They understand how important it is that new medications are available for low back pain, and want to do their part to help.
Other times, a patient may not be able to afford the most current treatment available for their depression, and clinical trial participation offers a research medication at no cost.

How can I get involved?
Northwest Clinical Research Center has been conducting Clinical Trials since 1995. We are committed to patient care and safety. If you wish to participate in a clinical trial, you may contact Northwest Clinical Research Center by completing the form, or by using the contact information listed. One of our friendly staff will ask you some questions over the phone and schedule you for a screening visit to see if you qualify for one of our studies.

NWCRC is conducting a clinical trial evaluating if an investigational medication is effective for chronic pain. Study participants will be seen regularly by a physician and will receive the following at NO COST:

  • Medical Evaluations
  • Medical Care
  • Study Medication

For more information about this clinical trial complete the questionnaire or contact our office at (425) 453-0404.

For more information about how clinical trials work, visit the National Institute of Health at: